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Monday, April 07, 2008

Act quickly to spare the air and save

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you have a wood burning fireplace or stove, you might be interested in this.
Bay Area residents can make a clean air choice and save money too! The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is offering rebates when you purchase a gas stove or insert. Switching from burning wood to using gas will reduce air pollution and improve air quality in your neighborhood.

The rebate is $600 and the last time they offered vouchers, they were gone in hours. You have until July 6, 2008 (post-mark deadline) to complete the install and turn in all the required rebate documentation.

If you're interested, don't delay. Register for the program here.


  • How strange, here in the UK some of the most green ways to heat your house is with a wood burning stove. Mainly though if you can supply your own inexhaustible supply of wood. Using oil or gas is using up fossil fuels is worse because they are going to run out one day. Plus they cost more here too.

    By Blogger erasmus (aka jiva), at 4/07/2008 10:41 AM  

  • An excellent point. The organization focuses on air quality management and wood burning fireplaces and stoves are a contributor to the poor air quality in the Bay Area. To your point, I've removed the "green" tag from the post.

    By Blogger Bogie, at 4/07/2008 11:02 AM  

  • I have a better idea! knit more sweaters!

    By Blogger Ilona, at 4/07/2008 5:11 PM  

  • There are newer and more efficient wood burning stoves. This article is about something that happened in Montana a few years ago, so there are probably even more efficient wood burning stoves out there now.

    By Blogger zippiknits, at 4/08/2008 4:36 PM  

  • How sad, the program is closed. They've given out all the vouchers. We don't even use our fireplace either, but I think it would be neat to have one of the gas log inserts. Ah well. Another time maybe.

    By Blogger Teenuh, at 4/11/2008 7:33 PM  

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