You wouldn’t want a mechanic working on your vehicle who wasn’t certified for the job. You should expect the same high standards from your HVAC technician who works on your A/C, furnace, and air ducts. When you need to make a call to a heating and cooling contractor, make sure you specify that your technician possess the following HVAC certifications.
Since 1994, the organization HVAC Excellence has spearheaded the need for technical education to improve the level of HVAC skills among students, educators, and HVAC technicians. With the mission of advancing the competency of the HVAC workforce, HVAC Excellence educates, tests, and certifies students, technicians, and instructors.
Students and technicians may test, pass, and receive HVAC certifications in the Professional Level courses, Master Specialist Certification, and Specialty Certifications in HVAC safety, energy efficiency, and sustainable concepts. HVAC instructors are tested to ensure an expert depth of knowledge and experience.
EPA 608 Certification
Recovering, recycling, and reclaiming refrigerants of various types is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA mandates that technicians involved with refrigerants in these capacities must test and pass the EPA 608 Certification process.
The reason that the EPA regulates refrigerants is because of the potential threat to health and the environment that refrigerants pose. For example, even though the refrigerant R-22 (Freon) is being phased out of service, it’s still by far the primary refrigerant used for residential cooling and heating.
Certification from the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization is hands down the most sought after certification achievement by HVAC technicians. The NATE organization offers certifications in core HVAC knowledge and specialty areas.
NATE-certified HVAC technicians have proven their knowledge of HVAC best practices and principles by passing demanding exams. Continued education of NATE-certified techs is assured if they want to maintain their credentials. Re-certification is required every two years through re-testing or completing continued education hours (CEHs).
To hire a heating or cooling technician with the right HVAC certifications and service principles for your Long Island home, please contact us at Cool Power today!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC Certifications and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 631-292-0629.
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