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Used woodstoves are out there, and they’re sold for less than the cost of new woodstoves, though they’re not necessarily a bargain.
A woodstove can last 20 years or more. New stoves must meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards, meaning they’ll burn wood more eciently and may be easier to use. Saving money in the upfront purchase of a used woodstove can cost more money and eort in the wood you burn and in the general upkeep of the stove over time.
Another downside to a used woodstove is that your purchase will not qualify for the 2021 federal incentive program: a 26% tax credit with the purchase of wood and pellet heaters with a 75% or higher EPA high heating value eciency rating. Your state may also have an incentive program to encourage the use of ecient home-heating systems.