What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Provo always writes about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds encouraging, what does it actually mean?

NATE is the acronym for North American Technician Excellence and, according to their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not everyone in the industry is required to be certified by NATE. The certification is voluntary and technicians can provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Service Experts that our experts are NATE-certified to make sure we are sending the most qualified and professional technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these benchmarks, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based assessments 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 certain areas applicable to our technicians. NATE test candidates may receive 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 depend on the technicians at Service Experts to be highly skilled and professional to do the job right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and skill set to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 801-396-0637 to have one of our NATE-certified service men or women come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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