You may be eligible for up to $10,000 to update your heat
The FNSB Air Quality Division funds programs to help eligible applicants change out their oil, wood, pellet and coal heating devices to cleaner, more efficient appliances.

To be eligible you

  1. Must live within the Nonattainment area
  2. Are the legal owner of the property
  3. Are replacing a oil, wood, pellet, or coal burning

For the complete list of qualifications contact FNSB Air Quality at (907) 600-1416

It's About Time To Get With The Program

Ready to make the change?

If you believe that you may be eligible for the program, submit your contact information below and we will reach out in 3-5 business days

Thank you for your interest!  Someone from our team will reach out to you within the next few business days but you can always reach us directly at (907) 600-1416 for a quicker response.

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Below is the Nonattainment Area, designated by the EPA
as exceeding health limits for PM2.5 (Particulate Matter 2.5 microns)
Residents who replace or remove their appliance prior to application and approval for the Change Out Program are NOT entitled to reimbursement. Remember to first call the Borough at (907) 600-1416 to get started.

All amounts listed above are the maximum reimbursement amounts possible for each change out option.

Oil to Gas Change Out Options

    Oil Heaters
Replacement with Natural Gas   $7,500
Conversion to Natural Gas   $2,500

Solid Fuel Change Out Options

  Wood, Pellet or Coal
Wood, Pellet or Coal
Hydronic Heaters
Replacement with:
Natural Gas / Propane $10,000 $14,000
Home Heating Oil $6,000 $12,000
Emergency Power Backup System $6,000 $10,000
Electricity (Includes Heat Pumps) $6,000 $14,000
Hot Water District Heat $6,000 $14,000
Borough Listed Pellet Stove $5,000 $10,000
Catalytic Borough Listed Wood Stove $4,000 $10,000
Removal only, no replacement:
Wood/Coal Appliances $10,000  
Pellet Appliances $2,000  
Wood/Pellet/Coal Hydronic Heaters   $14,000
Repair only, no replacement:
EPA Certified Wood Stove $750  

What is PM2.5?

Every time you take a breath, you inhale a variety of particles that are suspended in the air. The smaller the particle, the more damage it can do. PM2.5 refers to particles measuring 2.5 micrometers in diameter or smaller – roughly 25 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

While not everyone will experience immediate symptoms when breathing in polluted air (children and seniors tend to be the most affected) everyone runs the risk of long-term effects from prolonged exposure.

Get in touch


Fairbanks North Star Borough
Air Quality Division
3175 Peger Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709

Our Hours

Monday to Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm