What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Freschi Service Experts in Concord always writes about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds encouraging, what does it truly mean?

NATE is the acronym for North American Technician Excellence and, according to their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be certified through NATE. The certification is discretionary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Freschi Service Experts that our technicians are NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and professional technicians into your home. To make sure professionals meet these standards, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The tests are knowledge-based tests that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects.

Since Freschi Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only particular areas applicable to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in one or more of the specialty areas listed below:

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

 

You can be confident the technicians at Freschi Service Experts to be highly trained and professional to do the job right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and training to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 925-384-1303 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.

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