Wood Smoke Reduction Program

2023 Wood Smoke Reduction Program 

You can help reduce the impact of wood smoke in the Comox Valley by switching to a cleaner heating appliance or by following smart burning practices.  You can also pick up a free moisture meter (while quantities last) to help ensure you are burning dry wood. Meters are available at the CVRD office at 770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay.

Rebates for Exchanging a Woodstove

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is offering rebates to eligible residents who remove their 5+ year old wood-burning appliance used for home heating and replace it with an electric heat pump.

New Heating Appliance Type

Rebate Amount
Electric Source Heat Pump*Stay Tuned for 2023 Rebates Amounts 

* Funded by BC Ministry of Environment, BC Lung Association and Island Health
** Funded by BC Ministry of Environment, BC Lung Association and Island Health for Hot Spot Areas

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis for all households in the Comox Valley that meet the eligibility criteria below. One rebate per household.

Rebate Eligibility

To be eligible for a rebate, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must reside in the legal dwelling unit on property located within the borders of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), which includes homes within the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, K’ómoks First Nation and CVRD Electoral Areas A, B and C, and Hornby and Denman Islands. The application must be supported by the registered property owner.

  • Must have replaced an eligible functioning wood stove appliance (woodstove, wood furnace, wood insert with airtight doors, barrel stove or homemade stove) manufactured in 2017 or earlier , which was regularly used as the home’s main heating source with a heat pump. Heat pumps qualifying products through Clean BC.

  • Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis at the completion on application and submission of requirements. Applicants are advised to submit their application as soon as their project is complete.

Hot Spot Areas

Please note: rebates for Hot Spot Areas are fully subscribed and no longer available.

CLICK THE map to see if your property is in a hotspot area.
CLICK THE map to see if your property is in a hotspot area.

How to Apply

  1. Check rebate eligibility requirements and contact the Wood Smoke Reduction Program to confirm eligibility. Please note that you will need to provide proof that your old appliance was decommissioned.
  2. Complete the installation of eligible new heating appliance ( make sure you take a picture of the previous stove prior to removal).
  3. Coming soon, 2023 rebate application.
  4. Submit application and supporting documents here.
  5. Participating Retailer: Westisle Heating and Cooling 

Contact

Wood Smoke Reduction Program
Comox Valley Regional District
770 Harmston Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 0G8
Tel: 250-334-6000 | Contact

Complimentary Rebate Programs

A summary of additional home heating rebates is summarized on the following link:
Home Heating Rebate Chart - CleanBC

Additional Resources

Air quality is a growing concern in the Comox Valley and across BC. Learn more on our Air Quality webpage.