Before you select a new furnace or schedule fall maintenance for your current HVAC systems, make sure you hire a reputable and professional HVAC company to work with. The first step is to narrow your search to HVAC companies that put stock in the proven benefits of NATE certification and hire and train their technicians accordingly.
What Sets NATE Apart?
The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization is the largest non-profit HVAC testing and certification body in the HVAC industry. Established in 1997, NATE certification quickly became the gold standard and the pinnacle achievement to which technicians in the HVAC industry strove. Universal accountability, professionalism and technician excellence in HVAC services were indeed primary goals for establishing NATE. And, with more than 25,000 NATE-certified technicians nationwide, these principles still drive the organization and certification among technicians today.
Benefits of Hiring NATE-Certified Technicians
NATE certification benefits the consumer, the HVAC company that employs NATE-certified technicians, and career-minded technicians. Certification testing is rigorous, but the benefits of NATE certification are rewarded in careers with respected and top HVAC companies that promise and deliver exceptional service, repair and installation for their customers.
In order to attain NATE certification, technicians must pass rigorous testing procedures for general HVAC knowledge, and another in one of many HVAC specialty areas. To maintain NATE certification, technicians must complete no less than 60 hours of continued education in their specialty field, and test for re-certification every five years. This ensures your NATE-certified technician is always abreast of the latest developments and technological advances in the HVAC industry.
Benefits of NATE certification are echoed in customer surveys:
- A substantial amount of customers (almost twice as many) reported positive results from NATE-certified technicians compared to non-certified technicians.
- More than four out of five customers reported that they would hire the same NATE-certified technician or contractor in the future.
- Service and installations performed by NATE-certified techs received fewer callbacks and warranty returns in the industry.
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