One of the most important things you want to do when shopping for a new HVAC company is look at their certifications. Certification by professional organizations is one of the best ways to tell if your HVAC company actually has the expertise to take proper care of your HVAC system. One of the most well-known HVAC certification organizations is NATE. Let’s take a look at what NATE actually is, and why you should care.
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, and is a non-profit certification organization. It was founded in 1997 with the specific purpose of providing verification of expertise to professional HVAC companies across the country. NATE does this through the administration of difficult tests to gauge the knowledge of HVAC technicians. There are multiple tests, covering a wide range of HVAC topics. These tests are not purely academic, and are instead designed to gauge the actual ability of the technician to address various HVAC problems in the real world
Why is it Important?
NATE is not the only way to tell if your HVAC company is trustworthy. However, it is a nationally recognized metric and is widely used because of its reliability. If you hire a company comprised of NATE-certified technicians, you can be assured of their expertise. If your HVAC company doesn’t employ NATE-certified technicians, you might want to ask why. From the company’s standpoint, there really isn’t a good reason to avoid certifying their technicians. Unless, of course, they aren’t as qualified as they should be.
When you have a need for any sort of heating or air conditioning repair, you want someone working on it who knows what he or she is doing. Having inexpert technicians trying to fix your heating or air conditioning systems can make the problem much worse and require multiple subsequent visits. That’s the last thing you want.
If you’d like to know more about how NATE works, and why we certify all our technicians, call John’s Refrigeration. We provide heating repair throughout the Mesa area.