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What Does It Mean to Hire NATE-Certified Technicians?
When you need service for your heating and air conditioning system, call technicians who have the proper training for the job—and can prove it. Contact NATE-certified technicians to know that you have hired some of the finest contractors in the industry.
What is NATE certification?
When a company’s technicians are NATE-certified, that information is likely to be proudly displayed on their webpage. This is one of most well-recognized certifications in the industry. After all, NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is the largest non-profit certification organization for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry. And only the most knowledgeable of technicians are able to get certified.
How do you achieve NATE certification?
According to NATE, “NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVACR systems.” Technicians must take two tests when they begin applying for NATE certification. One represents core knowledge of the industry, while the other is a specialty test in the area of a technician’s choice—like heat pumps or boilers. There’s simply no way a technician could pass these tests without the proper training for the job. Without thorough knowledge and experience with load calculations, safety standards, and much more, a technician would struggle even with the basics of these exams. Technicians must also recertify every two years by retesting or taking training courses to maintain certification.
Why does it matter?
If you choose unqualified technicians to work on your heating and air conditioning equipment, there’s no telling what can go wrong. New system installations are often oversized or undersized. Poorly-inspected repairs can result in more problems that actually cost you more over time. Don’t risk your system breaking down prematurely, failing to cool or heat your home, or costing you way too much to run. Only allow NATE-certified technicians to work on your home comfort equipment!
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