Blower Door Training

blower door trainingThe rule Blower Door Training and requirement are almost here! All of Florida home builders must comply with the new Florida Building Code; Energy Conservation.

The New Rule on Energy Conservation:

The Florida Legislature has delayed the effective date of certain sections of the Florida Building Code, 5th edition until June 30, 2016. (http://laws.flrules.org/2015/222)
The included sections are:
a. R402.4.1.2 of the Energy Volume relating to mandatory blower door testing for residential buildings;
b. 403.6.1 of the Building Volume requiring a second fire service access elevator; and
c. R303.4 of the Residential Volume requiring mechanical ventilation for residential buildings.

Air flow through a building can have a powerful impact on comfort, expense, and air quality. Blower doors provide a way to quantify airflow and the resulting heat loss, along with a way to pinpoint specific leaks.

A blower door is a device for testing the airtightness of a building. It consists of a calibrated fan for measuring an air flow rate and a pressure sensing device to measure the pressure created by the fan flow. The combination of pressure and flow can be used to estimate the airtightness. The airtightness of a building is useful knowledge when trying to increase energy conservation or decrease indoor air pollution.

Grandfathering of Florida General, Building, and Residential Contractors

If you are a Division I contractor (General, Builder or Residential) you would have been allowed to “grandfather” in to get your Home Inspector License until July 1, 2012. That time has now passed.

Unfortanly we get asked this all the time. It was only a short time that this was allowed. Are they ever going to allow grandfathering again? Nobody can answer that at this time. They’ve done some things that I still consider strange so who really knows.

But you are still able to get a Home Inspectors License in the state of Florida. Call us at 1-877-542-3673 for more information

It is a professional license.  It’s going to require that you take the required 120 hour course and then take the proctored exam approved by the state.

It’s a great license to have for the retirement years, or if you are starting out it’s an easy professional license to get.