This exemption was designed to identify those homes that have no other way, besides wood burning, to sufficiently heat their homes. As a regulatory agency, we are required to follow the law, which is quite clear: the “no other adequate source of heat” decision is based on the heating system(s) currently in your home.
We cannot take into consideration:
- Your income level.
- Ability to pay your heating bills.
- Whether your heating system is working.
We do, however, take income level into account to help identify possible assistance programs to help you with your home heating. A resource list can be found at the end.