A homeowner may yell out many colorful and explicit phrases when his heating and cooling system breaks down but the unhappiness will be short-lived when he remembers the best four-letter word in the HVAC world: NATE.
The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization started in 1997 and today reigns as the leading non-profit company offering certification to HVAC technicians. Groups including the Hydronics Industry Alliance, Eastern Heating and Cooling Council, Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. vouch for the value of NATE certification and proudly list themselves as partners of the organization.
An HVAC technician can prepare for and then undergo the NATE testing process that evaluates his or her understanding of basic HVAC terminology, safety and tools. Then, a more in-depth exam tests his or her ability to install and service heating and cooling equipment and parts. After successfully passing these assessments, the technician receives NATE certification, which allows him or her the right to weasr the group’s official patch. This helps identify the technician as one of the select group of technicians qualified to represent the standards that NATE upholds.
According to customer polling, consumers prefer NATE-certified technicians and find they perform at a much higher rate of competency and efficiency than one without certification. Surveys also show that a NATE technician gets the job done right on the initial service call nearly 13 percent more than his or her uncertified colleague.
At Cool Power, LLC, our service to the Long Island area extends back to 1975, so the next time your HVAC system needs attention, contact us. Allow us to free you from that frustration and introduce you to one of our professional technicians who proudly hold NATE certification.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about NATE certification and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.