When it comes to heating and cooling systems in your home only the best technicians and the best company are right. It is important that when choosing a company to work on your HVAC system that you look for the NATE certification. It is also important to understand what NATE means and what this certification denotes.
What Does NATE Stand for?
NATE stands for the North American Technician Excellence certification. This is a certification that is handed out to those technicians that seek the certification and know enough about HVAC systems and operations that they are able to pass a standardized test that has been developed. NATE is a non-profit organization in which participation is strictly voluntary on the part of the technician seeking the certification.
What Does NATE Certification Mean?
This type of certification means that your technicians have gone above and beyond the minimum call of duty and that they have tested their technicians on both basic and advanced concepts that have to do with the operation and workings of an HVAC unit and system. These written tests are developed to test a wide base of knowledge like furnaces, refrigeration, air conditioning, and more.
Technicians that have passed these tests are both certified in service and operation which means your NATE certified technicians are going to know what they are doing and they are able to perform exceptionally. This also means that your technician is going to be up to date on all concepts and on current advances as they are required to recertify each year to keep their NATE certification current.
Why Look for the NATE Certification?
It is important to look for the NATE certification because it tells you a few things about the company that you are looking into hiring. First off, it shows that the company holds its technicians to a higher standard and that they are required to keep their knowledge and skills current so as to provide you with the best service possible. Instead of simply relying on technicians to remember things, this certification requires them to be tested on this knowledge.
It is also important that your technician be NATE certified because it means that your HVAC company is going to be current on all certifications and that they know what they are doing. It also shows initiative as those that are NATE certified must pursue the certification on their own and are not given any incentive to do so.
Get In Touch With Us!
At Totally Cool we offer a wide range of HVAC services like installation, repair, maintenance, and more and all our technicians are NATE certified. We work to provide only the best service to our customers no matter how big or small the job. Contact us today for all your HVAC needs.