When it comes time to call in a heating and cooling technician to service your heating and cooling system, you’ll want to make sure they know their stuff.
And one of the best ways to tell if a tech really knows the ins and outs of home heating and cooling systems is if they’re NATE-certified.
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, and it’s basically the gold standard certification program for heating and cooling technicians. So what are the benefits of using a NATE-certified pro? Let us tell ya!
Knowledge You Can Trust
First off, if a tech has gone through the trouble of getting NATE-certified, you know they have an in-depth understanding of installing, maintaining, and repairing residential and commercial heating and cooling systems. The certification exams cover everything from heat pumps, to ventilation, to even things they most likely won’t encounter like hydronic heating – it’s pretty intense! So with a NATE tech, you can feel confident you’re getting someone who really knows what they’re doing, not just some guy who “kinda sorta knows the basics”!
Along with testing knowledge, NATE certification also focuses on workmanship. So NATE techs know the proper procedures and best practices for completing heating and cooling work neatly and professionally. Shoddy work that cuts corners isn’t going to fly with these folks! From the way they evacuate refrigerant lines to their duct sealing methods, you can expect attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.
Commitment to the Industry
The fact that someone has chosen to get NATE-certified shows they are committed to the heating and cooling industry long-term. I mean why would they bother investing all those hours studying and sitting for exams if they were just going to up and switch careers in a year or two? NATE technicians are in it for the long haul, so you know they care about doing right by their customers.
And here’s another biggie – NATE certification isn’t just a one-and-done type of deal. To maintain it, heating and cooling techs have to complete continuing education credits every couple of years. This ensures they keep up with the latest equipment, technologies, troubleshooting methods, and safety practices. Can you say knowledgeable AND up-to-date? Pretty sweet combo right there!
Anyway, we could go on but we think you get the point – NATE-certified technicians are the real MVPs of the heating and cooling world. They have the knowledge, skills, experience, and commitment to provide homeowners like you with exceptional service. So next time your heating system is on the fritz, be sure to request a NATE-certified pro from Air Repair Pros!