Why Is It Important To Have A NATE Certified Technician Servicing Your Home?

When homeowners need any type of service on their heating and cooling equipment, finding a quality technician is certainly important. Fortunately, NATE certified technicians are able to offer exceptional service for the very best results.

NATE (North American Technician Excellence) provides regular training and testing for HVAC technicians. This non-profit organization certifies qualified technicians, ensuring they are up-to-date on the latest technology and information in the heating and cooling industry.

NATE certified technicians bring a higher level of expertise to all types of heating and cooling service. Whether it’s the installation of a new air conditioner or repairs to an existing furnace, we take pride in making sure that our quality trained NATE certified technicians are ready to provide the very best heating and cooling services in the industry.

When you choose a company with NATE certified technicians you get the assurance that the technician working on your HVAC equipment has taken steps to exceed your expectations. Not all HVAC technicians are NATE certified, but those who are, bring a higher level of training and expertise to every job they do.

With regular testing and the need for periodic certification, NATE certified technicians are always updated and knowledgeable regarding changes in the heating and cooling industry. Additionally, with their higher level of training and testing, these technicians can be counted on to provide professional repairs and service. The installation and repair of HVAC equipment should always be handled by a NATE certified technician. They have the experience and expertise to ensure your equipment is functioning safely and efficiently.

There’s no doubt that with proper care and professional repairs, your heating and cooling equipment will be able to last for years. In addition to maximizing the lifespan of your HVAC equipment, NATE certified technicians can help reduce energy bills. HVAC equipment that is properly installed and adjusted will provide the most energy efficient operation.

Regardless of what type of heating and cooling equipment you have installed in your home, always trust it to a leader in the HVAC industry. We know that quality training is important, so we provide NATE certified technicians to help protect your equipment and keep it functioning at its best.

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The North American Technician Excellence Certification

The North American Technician Excellence, NATE, is a not for profit, independent association whose main purpose is to certify installation and service technicians with a rigorous knowledge–based test. Installation and service technicians sit for the core installation test and the core service test respectively, both comprised of 50 multiple–choice questions. In addition, candidates must take a specialty test comprised of 100 multiple–choice questions focused on one or more of the following specialties:

· HVAC Efficiency Analyst

· Commercial Refrigeration

· Light Commercial Refrigeration

· Hydronics Oil

· Hydronics Gas

· Heat Pumps

· Oil Furnaces

· Gas Furnaces

· Air Distribution

· Air Conditioning

What is NATE Certification?

NATE is the only nationally accepted certification program for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. It is endorsed by the entire HVACR industry, the technicians themselves, manufacturers, contractors, and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, ACCA. It is the culmination of years of effort by the ACCA and other industry stakeholders to come up with a single, nationwide certification.

Although NATE is a voluntary certification, tens of thousands of technicians are certified to date, and the number continues to grow. However, not all candidates who attempt the test pass it the first time; in fact, close to 35% of all those who take it fail. This is a strong indication that those who pass are the very best in the trade in terms of skills, experience, and knowledge of heating and cooling installation and service.

What Does NATE Certified Mean to Homeowners?

Homeowners who hire NATE certified technicians can enjoy greater peace of mind and home comfort. Other benefits to the homeowner include:

· A job done right the first time

· Lower power bills due to proper installation and service

· Fast, reliable and efficient service

· Fewer warranty returns and callbacks

· The HVAC system will run at peak efficiency

· Expert advice from an experienced and knowledgeable technician

NATE certification tests take the form of real working scenarios of HVACR systems, and they positively impact contractors, manufacturers, distributors, trainers, utilities, consumers, and the technicians themselves. An NATE certificate is an impressive addition to a technician’s resume, since up to 90% of homeowners prefer working with certified technicians.

If you want to get the most out of your cooling and heating system, call an NATE certified technician and schedule a maintenance inspection.