What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in North America always writes about how our service techs are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it truly mean?

NATE is an abbreviation for North American Technician Excellence and, as mentioned 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 NATE-certified. The certification is discretionary and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being NATE-certified.

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

Since Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only particular areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may obtain installation and/or service certification in one or more of the talent 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 Service Experts to be highly qualified and professional to do the job right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and skill set to not only service and repair your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 866-397-3787 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC system is prepared to keep you comfortable all year long.

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