What Does it Mean to be NATE Certified?

NATEWhen your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace breaks down, you will most likely search online for an experienced Oregon heating and cooling company to inspect it and fix the issue. But, how do you know that the company you are choosing has experienced and knowledgeable HVAC technicians? In most cases, you will only believe what is stated on the company’s website, and that is it. However, you need to verify whether the technicians are NATE-certified to be sure.

What Does NATE Certified Mean?

Most people in the HVAC industry are familiar are familiar with the term. NATE is an acronym for North American Technician Excellence and its America’s largest non-profit organization for HVAC and refrigeration technicians. The organization was established in 1997 and t is operated and supported by the HVAC industry experts. Although getting NATE-certification is voluntary, most employers usually prefer hiring NATE-certified technicians since they know how to do the job right on the first attempt and are more responsible than the non-certified technicians.

How Do HVAC Technicians Get the NATE-Certification?

Typically, when you have an HVAC expert working on your system, you will always want to make sure that the technician has thorough working knowledge and experience of the system. NATE certifies HVAC technicians through well-designed and throughout written tests that are geared towards measuring the real-world understanding of various systems. The tests are beyond mere textbook fact recall.

The NATE testing is thorough and deep to ensure that all technicians who pass it are thorough and deep and also understand what they are doing. Since the HVAC technology is constantly changing, the NATE certification is only valid for five years. To apply for a re-certification, the technician must complete at least 60 hours of classwork or take other updated tests.

Why Should You Look for NATE-Certified Technicians?

When you are hiring an HVAC technician to work on your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, you need to be sure that the technician will get the job done right the first time. The only way you can be sure that this is going to be the case is by looking or a NATE-certified technician. That is the kind of confidence that you get with the NATE-certification. By hiring a NATE-certified technician, you can be sure that the technician has the right training, knowledge, and experience to inspect your system, identify the problem, and fix it. This confidence combined with customer satisfaction guarantee offer you the much-needed peace of mind as you invest in HVAC installation and repair.

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