Weatherization Field Lab

Weatherization Field Lab
Days: 1 | Type: Field

In this field lab you will have the opportunity to join Professional Home Inspection Institute's experienced instructors and other course participants for a hands-on experience in the field. This field training will allow you to apply the skills you've gained in PHII's energy auditing and weatherization course. Among other things, you will personally install a blower door and measure building tightness. The field lab will also include using a thermal imaging camera to identify gaps in insulation, air leaks, and test furnaces and ducts in the home.

This training is optional and is conducted at our training facility in Madison, South Dakota. For information about making travel arrangements, see below.

PHII students who have successfully passed the course material in or enrolled in the Certified Weatherization Contractor or Certified Energy Auditor packages are provided access to this field lab free of charge. 

See below*

Experienced Instructors

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

Roberta Anderson
For over seven years Roberta Anderson has been working with the local community action agency in the field of weatherization. She worked at a manufactured home factory for 8 years prior to her current work. Her extensive background with weatherization and manufactured housing has resulted in her status as a source of expert knowledge in weatherization methods and techniques for new and existing mobile homes - as well as stick-built residential homes. She is familiar with commonly-used weatherization practices for furnaces, leaky ducts, ventilation systems, and insulation in older homes and new construction. Roberta is available to perform on-site training in Madison, SD and is also willing to 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 contains valuable information and is only offered by the Professional Home Inspection Institute.

Learn how you can get discounts of up to $1200 on an infrared camera purchase.

Making Travel Arrangements to Madison, South Dakota

Air/Ground Travel
If you wish to travel to Madison, South Dakota to attend a training lab and live out of the area, we are available to help you plan the best method of travel, whether it be air or ground travel. Before you make permanent travel reservations, you may want to call us. We are familiar with the airlines, rental services and transportation options that service this area and we may be able to help you find the best routes to take or get the most economical fares.

PHII has negotiated discount rates for our students at two hotels in the Madison, South Dakota area. The Super 8, located very close to our training facility, offers our students a discounted rate of $45 per night for one bedroom. The AMERICINN offers PHII students a room rate of $59.90 per night and offers a mini-suite for $10 extra or a family suite for $15 extra if you would like to bring your family and make it a vacation. In either case, just inform the hotel upon booking that you are with the Professional Home Inspection Institute.

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

The package includes: 
All four courses 
Free one-day field lab with instruction ($299 separately) 
Weatherization Contractor Certification 
Energy Auditor Certification
CWC and CEA designation and logos from Professional Home Inspection Institute 
Emissivity Guide (reference chart for emissivity values of common materials) 
Free one-month subscription to Home Energy Magazine. 

Enroll Now

Free Online Course Demo

A free interactive online demo of the certified energy auditor course package offered by Professional Home Inspection Institute is available for you to try. Additional information about the training course is provided in this demo, and the demo program also lets you log in and experience all the features of the interactive online course system.