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Solar, Electrification & Heat Pumps– What Homeowners Need to Know CHICAGO

04/21/2024 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Celebrate Earth Day with this free informative workshop about HVAC systems!

In the US, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) accounted for 46% of energy consumed by residential and commercial buildings in 2021. New laws and technologies have been designed to bring that number down. Come learn how these changes will impact your home and what you can do to lower your energy usage. We’ll cover:

  • The impact of new laws on requirements for home HVAC systems
  • Timeline for retrofitting your home
  • Solar, insulation, sealing
  • the dangers of refrigerant pollution
  • Overview of new technologies/products to consider – heat pumps, full electric, or hybrid
  • Key environmental considerations when replacing your HVAC, e.g., refrigerant
  • What questions to ask when looking for a contractor

Our presenter is Rory Toelle with Northwind Heating and Air Conditioning in Wicker Park. Rory is a union trained residential HVAC worker who has been in the industry since 2007. In addition to his industry work, Rory was an instructor in Rebuilding Exchange’s Workforce training program. Rory’s work is environmentally focused with a strong emphasis on the safe disposal of refrigerants.

Guest speaker Jack from Windfree Solar will be attending to present on solar energy!


ReBuilding Exchange
1740 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


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