Home Inspectors of Tennessee Association


Home Inspector Education Expo 2016

Sept 30th-Oct 1st
Chattanooga Convention Center
Two Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Instructor: Jason Leonard

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With more than 20 years’ experience in the plumbing and electrical trades, Jason Leonard brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his role as technical trainer at A.O. Smith. After serving as a heavy industrial plumber/pipefitter and journeyman electrician, Jason joined A.O. Smith in 2009 providing residential water heater technical training to plumbing contractors, installers, service technicians, and code officials. As a training professional with extensive real-world experience, Jason delivers a highly motivating program with compelling content. In the Residential Water Heater Inspection class, Jason will enable an inspector to identify components of gas-fired and electric residential water heaters, recognize defects and safety hazards in relation to modern standards and manufacturer requirements, explain how a flammable vapor ignition resistance system (FVIR) works, the importance of temperature-and-pressure relief valves, and checking confined spaces.

Class Resources

PDF – Water Heater Inspection Presentation PDF – Inspection Checklist

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Residential Product Training




These video training classes will help you quickly troubleshoot problems and fix residential water heaters with fewer call backs!

The main course offering is a seven-part video series that covers just about everything an installer or service technician needs to know to install or service residential water heaters. The videos are about 20-30 minutes each and cover standard electric and gas water heaters. When you complete the basic course, you can take the optional test and receive a certificate of completion.

Because all water heaters use some form of electrical or electronic control system, these courses provide a good background in electrical measurements needed for water heater diagnostics.

In addition to basic training on standard water heaters, you can also take classes on heat pump water heaters, power vent, condensing and other high efficiency types.

There are also classes on maintenance and preventative services that can help extend the life of water heaters and help reduce future service problems.

The video classes can be viewed on virtually any type of device—PC, tablet, smartphone, any time of day from any location—even from home.


Additional Helpful Resources




Basic Residential Water Heater
Service Technician Certification

Residential Water Heater Service Technician Certification is designed to prepare service technicians to work on residential electric and gas water heaters.

Upon completion, service technicians will be able to:

  • Identify the most common electronic test readings taken to troubleshooot water heaters as well as the different varieties of multimeters used to obtain the measurements.
  • Understand how installers are trained and the best practices for installing residential electric and gas water heaters.
  • Quickly diagnose and repair the most common issues related to residential water heaters.
  • Reduce customer callbacks and complaints.
IMPORTANT
This course and certification test covers BOTH Standard Electric and Standard Gas installation and basic troubleshooting.

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IMPORTANT
This course and certification test covers BOTH Standard Electric and Standard Gas installation and basic troubleshooting.

Heather WalkerHome Inspectors of Tennessee Association