Although I have been a NACHI member for over a year and a licensed inspector for 10 years this is my first NACHI post to introduce myself. I am also a RESNET Certified Energy Rater and a TRCC Dispute Resolution Inspector. I hope I can add some valuable insight or at least some good questions.
Bob Spermo TREC #4726
Bullseye Home Inspection
If you are going to attend a training class do not worry about the geometry. They will go over the problems enough so you should feel comfortable! The blower door and duct blaster stuff will become easier to understand when you get to do it.Just remember when you take the test go through the entire test first and answer every question without looking any up. Then go back! At my testing 4 guys flunked the exam and none of them finished the exam! Do some research before you pick your provider becasue some charge more than others. If you want more detailed advice just let me know. Where are you going for your training?
Ahhh…fresh tamales with Shiner Bock & listening to Jimmy Dale Gilmore & the Flatlanders at Flores Country Store pavilion in Helotes, Tx on a nice spring evening. Doesn’t get much better or Texas than that :D. (BTW Bob - your pkg will ship 1st thing Tues morning).
Yes my name stirs some conversation! I am also a retired fighter pilot (32 years - 5000 hours) so any of those questions are welcomed!
Mike thanks for the quick reply to my order
I do not do many energy audits but RESNET has now an approved audit protocol. I do more Energy Star Certifications for new construction. I tie my Energy Star Certs with my new construction phase inspections which gives the builder a nice package. Energy Star Certs in my area are around $.25 sq ft. Don’t sweat the test - if a dumb fighter pilot can pass it anybody can!