Co-financing for the replacement of the oven up to 14,000 zloty!

Residents of the Tatra capital can use the co-financing option to replace the oven with an environmentally friendly heat source. The grant can be used by any owner of a single-family and multi-family house in the municipality of the city of Zakopane, even if the building provides services, such as room rental. Grant amounts can reach PLN 14,000. zloty.

Co-financing for furnace replacement – information

The municipality of Zakopane promotes ecological heat sources by offering co-financing for the replacement of old coal boilers. The grant is intended for owners of single-family and multi-family houses in the municipality of the city of Zakopane. First of all, you must complete a questionnaire, which is a preliminary declaration. The questionnaire can be picked up at the Zakopane Town Hall or downloaded from the zakopane.pl website.

The whole process consists of five steps: submitting the survey, submitting the application, signing the contract, replacing the boiler and paying the subsidy. The amount of co-financing is 14 thousand. PLN and can be used to replace the old stove and the accompanying installation:

  • up to PLN 8,000 for furnace replacement (depending on the power of the new boiler)
  • up to PLN 6,000 for installation replacement (for geothermal energy, gas and heat pump); up to 1000 PLN for a new eco-pea coal boiler

The assessment of applications is carried out on the basis of an energy audit of the building, which is carried out free of charge by a person appointed by the Marshal’s office of the province of Małopolska. The energy balance aims to determine whether the building is sufficiently insulated and whether it requires thermal modernization.

What, instead of the so-called “Smoke”? Possibility of connecting to a gas or geothermal network or installing a heat pump.

Eco-educators near the Tatras

From May 31, in the town hall of Zakopane, “Open days for clean air in Zakopane” are held, during which you can learn about subsidies and ecological heat sources and fill out the declaration on the spot . The action will last until June 10.

This is not the end. Educators will knock on the door of houses in Zakopane and present the possibilities of using the subsidy program to change the source of heating, provide information on how to use the subsidy and encourage them to take care of clean air . These visits are for informational and educational purposes only. Designated employees will have City Hall identification badges. For more information, please contact the representatives of the Environmental Protection Department of the Municipal Office of the Municipal Office by calling 182020497 or 182020424.

– Read also: Allergy to smog. People with allergies sneeze 3 times more because of it, and climate change prolongs pollen

Replacement of the furnace, fight against smog

Replacing the old furnace is one of the solutions to fight smog and improve air quality. Unfortunately, dust from solid fuel boilers and stoves (fired with wood, coal) is the main cause of air pollution. In household boiler rooms, low-quality wood, coal and even materials not intended for this are often burned. In combination with outdated furnace technology, a huge amount of dust and carcinogenic substances eventually enter the atmosphere. According to WHO research, air pollution significantly increases the risk of cancer, such as cancer of the lung, mouth, throat and larynx, esophagus and kidney. And the latest research published in The Lancet Planetary Health shows that pollution causes 1 in 6 deaths. It’s not just road accidents.

Anti-smog resolutions in Poland

In Poland, anti-smog resolutions have been consistently implemented for several years. They impose the obligation to replace the old boilers and chimneys by modern appliances of a superior category. By 2028, most provinces will only be able to use first class 5 or eco-design certified stoves. The following restrictions apply in the Małopolskie Voivodeship:

– by the end of 2022, it is necessary to replace classless coal or wood boilers that do not meet any emission standards, the so-called ones for smokers,

– by the end of 2026, boilers that only meet the basic emission requirements, i.e. class 3 or class 4 according to PN-EN 303-5: 2012, must be replaced,

– a class 5 boiler according to PN-EN 303-5: 2012, installed before July 1, 2017, can be used indefinitely.

There are penalties for not replacing the “smoke” in time.

Important: Until June 30, 2022, we are required to submit a declaration to the Central Building Emissions Register. Each building with a heat source or fuel combustion up to 1 MW must be submitted.

The fight for clean air pays off

Over the past 7 years, the number of lollipops in Polish homes has dropped by almost 850 thousand pieces. Reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality each year have greater effects. Since 2018, 24 tonnes of PM2.5 and 60 tonnes of PM10 have been reduced. The amount of carbon dioxide in the air is also optimistic – CO2 has been reduced by 14,000 tonnes. Let’s take a closer look at Krakow, which for years has been among the main cities with the most air pollution in Poland. After the introduction of the ban on the use of “soot”, the air quality improved significantly. In the capital Małopolska, the PM10 concentration decreased to 22.9 µg/m3. This shows that the initiatives taken are indeed producing results.

source: press release, samorzad.gov.pl, spidersweb.pl, ekoradcy.pl, zakopane.pl

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