What you can do in your household You can start by putting your own house in order. Replace your gas or oil furnace and gas water heater with heat pumps, and replace your gas range with with an electric induction stove. Renters and homeowners who are customers of Seattle City Light but can’t afford these improvements should look into the city’s HomeWise program. A separate Seattle fund offers $1,500 rebates for homeowners switching from oil to heat pumps, and the city is developing a program that will help low-income homeowners switch from oil to heat pumps. Many other utilities offer rebates for energy-efficient devices, and the federal government offers tax credits of up to $300. See the Electrify Now website for helpful information about why and how you can make your home fossil-fuel-free. Worker installs a ductless heat pump. (Credit: Shutterstock).