The most annoying barrier to getting your home off fossil fuel

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Bryan Stewart knew he wanted to get all the gas out of his house.

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He found his townhouse in Portland, Oregon, an area that was one of his greatest personal contributions to climate change.

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Its water heater, furnace, chimney, and stovetop all ran on fossil fuels. Switching to electrical appliances will be more energy-efficient

and will reduce its footprint by plugging into a grid that is increasingly powered by renewable energy.

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The house has some changes he knew he could do himself, but gas-fired water heaters to gas furnaces and electric heat pumps

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Everyone he spoke to tried to talk to him about swapping furnace and heater.

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He doubted that an electrical replacement would be just as reliable, and insisted that he would simply need a backup gas furnace.

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Has a partnership with The Gap that's worth $1 billion

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