WoodMaster furnaces are expected to fit new EPA New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The proposed NSPS regulations will be officially announced in June 2011, but it appears the EPA is moving to simpler yet source-considerate standards. WoodMaster's Todd Strem says, "It looks like these new standards are reasonable, and that our wood, pellet flex fuel furnaces will fit the standards."
WoodMaster is active in the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA), which says that "it appears that the EPA is moving toward a standard that will be much friendlier to the hearth industry than previously thought.
New Hampshire rebate qualification
In New Hampshire, WoodMaster outdoor wood and pellet furnaces qualify for the expanded New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission rebate program. The changes include:
- Overall energy efficiency rating required of the system is now 80 percent instead of 85 percent
- Systems requiring routine cleaning for each ton of premium pellets used now qualify
To get your rebate, visit the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission.
Northwest Manufacturing is a privately-owned company based in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. The company develops, manufacturers and markets WoodMaster wood, corn/pellet and Flex Fuel furnaces, Pellet Grills, plus replacement parts for most outdoor furnace brands. It also distributes HeatLink systems, including in-floor heat.