By the end of next year, the inhabitants of the capital will have to dismantle obsolete stoves. This year, the city’s subsidy may amount to as much as 90 percent. This will have to be done later at your own expense.
The aim of the launching campaign “Time to defeat the smog” is to persuade residents to eliminate “soot”, ie obsolete stoves or boilers fired with solid fuel or heating oil, which poison the air in the capital.
What does the program assume?
The Warsaw subsidy program can be used by natural persons, housing communities and cooperatives, entrepreneurs, associations, foundations, as well as municipal and poviat legal entities. As the town hall reminds, the program allows you to replace old appliances with an ecological heating source: installation of a heat pump, gas furnace or electric heating, as well as connecting the property to the heating network.
In addition, residents who decide to eliminate the soot can receive funds for renewable energy sources: solar collectors, photovoltaic installations or wind turbines, cooperating with the new ecological heating source. Co-financing also covers the construction or modernization of central heating and hot utility water installations.
How much is the subsidy from the town hall?
Only this year, the amount of funding for the replacement of an obsolete furnace may amount to 90 percent. Next year, the amount of the subsidy will drop to 70 percent. It will also be the last year in which it will be possible to obtain support from the city for the elimination of the “soot”. From 2023, the use of this form of heating will be prohibited, and any replacement for a more ecological heat source will have to be covered entirely from your own pocket.
Where to apply for a grant?
Applications for funding on paper can be submitted to any district office or sent by post. More details about the program can be found at: www.um.warszawa.pl/kopciuchy or by calling the hotline: (22) 325 96 06.
Last year, the total amount of municipal funding for this purpose was over PLN 15 million. In 2018-2020, 1,200 outdated stoves and boilers in municipal premises were also removed.
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