What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

in always writes about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds encouraging, what does it truly mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, as stated on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed by and has been 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 provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to that our technicians are NATE-certified to make sure we are sending the most qualified and professional technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these criteria, the NATE-certification tests 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 focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only particular areas relevant to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in one or more of the skill 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 to be highly skilled and professional to do the work 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 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.

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