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Weatherization Field Labs

certified energy auditorFees: $299 | Days: 1 | Type: Field | Enroll

Join Professional Home Inspection Institute's experienced instructors and other course participants in the field. This hands on training will give you the opportunity to apply the skills you have learned in the energy auditing and weatherization course. You will install a blower door and measure building tightness, use a thermal imaging camera to identify insulation gaps and air leaks and test furnaces and ducts in the home.

This optional training takes place at our facility in Madison, South Dakota. See below for information about making travel arrangments.

This field lab is available free of charge to PHII students who have enrolled in the Certified Weatherization Contractor or Certified Energy Auditor packages. See below*

weatherization contractor instructorsExperienced Instructors

Larry Malcolmb
Larry has over 25 years experience in the weatherization industry. During that time he has been involved with weatherization projects in new home construction as well as existing residential homes. He is experienced with blower door testing, insulation remediation, hvac analysis, diagnostic testing, mechanical ventilation, combustion appliance testing, and infrared cameras. Larry is very familiar with codes that apply to new home construction and existing residential homes in terms of weatherization and he helps bring that hands-on knowledge to both the interactive training programs as well as the hands-on labs offered by Professional Home Inspection Institute. Larry is available to do on-site training in Madison, SD and can also travel to your location to hold a training seminar.

Roberta Anderson
Roberta Anderson has been working in the weatherization field with the local community action agency for over 7 years. Prior to that she worked at a mobile home factory for 8 years. Her background with weatherization and mobile homes has combined to give her expert knowledge in weatherization techniques for new and existing mobile homes as well as stick-built residential homes. She is familiar with weatherization techniques for furnaces, leaky ducts, ventilation, and insulation in older homes as well as new construction. Roberta is available to do on-site training in Madison, SD and can also travel to your location to hold a training seminar.

What You Will Master

  • Blower Door set-up and operation
  • Measuring building tightness
  • Thermal Imaging Camera (infrared) use
  • Identifying insulation gaps and air leaks
  • Testing furnaces and ductwork for air leaks
  • And much more...

    This live field training is only offered by the Professional Home Inspection Institute.

    Learn about discounts of up to $1200 on an infrared camera purchase.

*Package Deal: All 4 courses, CWC and CEA certifications for $695 (save $784)

weatherization energy auditor training packageIncludes all four courses, free one-day field lab with instruction ($299 separately), Certified Weatherization Contractor and Certified Energy Auditor designation and logos from Professional Home Inspection Institute, Emissivity Guide (reference chart for emissivity values of common materials), and free one-month subscription to Home Energy Magazine. Enroll Now

Free Online Course Demo
Try a free online demo of the certified energy auditor course package offered by Professional Home Inspection Institute. This demo provides additional information about the weatherization training courses while also letting you log in and experience for yourself how the interactive online course system functions.

Traveling to South Dakota for Training Labs

Air/Ground Travel
If you live out of the area and wish to travel to Madison, South Dakota to attend a free lab, we can help you plan the best method of air or ground travel. We are familiar with the airlines and rental services that service this area, so please call us before making permanent travel reservations as we may be able to help you find the best routes to take or the most economical fares.

Below is a list of lodging facilities in the Madison area. Some offer discounts if you tell them you are attending the Professional Home Inspection Institute.

Hotels in Madison, SD (0 mi.)

  • AmericInn (605) 256-3076
  • Lake Park Motel (605) 256-3524
  • Super 8 (605) 256-6931

Hotels in Howard, SD (21 mi.)

  • Freddy's Motel (605) 772-4531

Pheasant Hunting Lodges (25 mi.)

  • Spring Lake Hunting Lodge
  • Oldham, SD (605) 482-8000

Gaming Casinos (31 mi.)

  • Royal River Casino and Hotel
  • Flandreau, SD (877) 912-5825

Exclusive Benefit: PHII graduates also receive free membership in NSHI, the National Society of Home Inspectors, one of only four national non-profit home inspector associations in the U.S. and a requirement for some states.

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