Weatherization Field Labs
| 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
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*
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 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
*Package Deal: All 4 courses, CWC and CEA certifications
for $695 (save $784)
Includes 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
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
- AmericInn (605) 256-3076
- Lake Park Motel (605) 256-3524
- Super 8 (605) 256-6931
Hotels in Howard, SD
- Freddy's Motel (605) 772-4531
Pheasant Hunting Lodges
- Spring Lake Hunting Lodge
- Oldham, SD (605) 482-8000
Gaming Casinos (31 mi.)
- Royal River Casino and Hotel
- Flandreau, SD (877) 912-5825
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.