NATE Certification is a Good Indicator of a Great Technician
Short for North American Technician Excellence, is the best indicator of the most qualified HVAC contractors and technicians in the industry. NATE is a nonprofit corporation that provides the most rigorous training and testing for HVAC technicians in the U.S.
Applicants must demonstrate their knowledge and technical mastery at the time of initial testing and continue their educations in their preferred HVAC specialties over time to keep the certification active. NATE requires testing every two years and proof of continuing education.
Since HVAC systems are complex, at best, homeowners who use NATE-certified contractors and technicians benefit. Studies have shown that these contractors and their technicians deliver solid customer service and experience fewer callbacks. When a certified contractor helps you select a new system and completes the installation, it’s likely to provide better comfort, energy efficiency and durability.
After manufacturers design HVAC equipment, they rely on contractors to take all the steps necessary to make sure the equipment matches the home and lifestyle of the homeowners, along with a careful installation. Even the most energy efficient system won’t perform as well if the contractor shortchanges any of the crucial decisions and installation requirements.
Energy Efficiency and Safety
NATE certification assures you that the contractor takes every step to assure your comfort, safety and the best performance the system provides. Compared to other household appliances, HVAC systems use the most energy and sometimes pose the greatest safety risks.
Equipment maintenance also makes a difference in its performance and safety. When NATE-certified technicians provide annual service, they’re more likely to spot issues that could cause premature breakdowns or drive up energy consumption.
When you’re searching for an HVAC contractor, look for one whose technicians have NATE certification to receive the best service and performance in the industry. We at Sobieski Services, Inc. want to provide our customers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware about home plumbing and HVAC issues to help them improve their home energy efficiency, comfort and health.