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What Does It Mean to Be NATE Certified?

Arianne Large - Tuesday, January 12, 2016
HVAC service technician working on residential furnace

If you have a house, you probably have a heating and air conditioning system. And if you have a heating and air conditioning system, it’s likely that sometime in its lifetime it will need repair, not to mention regular service and maintenance. When you call on an HVAC technician, it’s important that they’re certified, including NATE certification. Why? Read on for the info you need.

What Is NATE?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. This is a non-profit certification organization, owned and operated by the industry itself, and is designed specifically for HVAC technicians, which includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.

What Is NATE Certification?

HVAC technicians can voluntarily take a knowledge-based test to get certified by NATE. The certification tests their working knowledge of HVAC systems and their real-world understanding of the industry and all of the equipment that they can and will be exposed to as an HVAC technician. Once they pass the test, they can add that certification to their title, which lasts for 5 years before they need to get re-certified.

Why Should I Hire a NATE Certified HVAC Technician?

In addition to the training that technicians must have to work in the industry, NATE certification ensures they have comprehensive knowledge of the equipment that you need them to service or repair. Instead of worrying about whether it will be done right the first time or not, you can rest easy knowing that the technician whom you’re relying on will get the job done right.

If your HVAC equipment needs service or repair, it’s important to hire a certified technician. For NATE certified heating and air conditioning technicians in your area, contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.