What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Mobile always talks about how our service techs are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it really mean?

NATE is an abbreviation 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 all technicians in the industry are required to be certified by NATE. The certification is discretionary and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being certified through NATE.

It’s important to Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that our technicians are NATE-certified to ensure we are sending the most qualified and professional technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these criteria, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these criteria.

Since Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only certain areas applicable to our technicians. NATE test candidates may obtain 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 Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to be highly trained and professional to do the job right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and qualifications to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 251-202-7503 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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