What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in London always talks about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it really 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 is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not everyone in the industry is required to be NATE-certified. The certification is voluntary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that our experts are NATE-certified to ensure we are sending the most qualified and skilled 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 tests are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these criteria.

Since Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification (not refrigeration), there are only certain areas relevant to our technicians. NATE test candidates may receive installation and/or service certification in one or more of the skill 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 count on the technicians at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to be highly trained and professional to do the work right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and qualifications to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 226-270-1164 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC system is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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