Why Does Having a NATE Certified Technician Matter?edit
Many heating and cooling companies refer to their technicians as having their “NATE Certification”. It seems to be a big deal, but anyone who may not be familiar with the HVAC world is probably wondering what this means.
A Brief Review
NATE (North American Technical Excellence) was founded in 1997, and is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE is the ONLY technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the HVAC-R industry.
The NATE organization offers testing for installation and/or service in one, or more, specialty areas.
Why should it matter to a homeowner?
The best way to make a customer to understand it is this: The NATE Certification is a badge of honor for our Service Technicians, and Installers. It is comparable to a Master’s Degree in Heating and Cooling. However, the NATE Certification has to be maintained, by taking ongoing classes (60 credit hours) to remain certified.
This means that the NATE Certified employees that we send to your home will know what they are talking about, and will have the resources available to solve virtually any concern that you may have regarding your home’s heating and cooling system.
Where can I get more information?
When choosing the next heating and cooling contractor to come into your home, it’s worth looking at the Nate websites for some great information on the NATE organization. Be sure to check on your current HVAC provider, to see if they have NATE Certified employees on their staff!