What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Memphis always talks about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it really mean?

NATE is an abbreviation for North American Technician Excellence and, as stated on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed by and has been supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be NATE-certified. The certification is voluntary and technicians can provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Service Experts that our team is NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and trained technicians into your home. To make sure experts meet these criteria, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based exams that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.

Since Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only particular areas relevant to our technicians. NATE test candidates may obtain installation and/or service certification in one or more of the specialty areas listed below:

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

 

You can rely on the technicians at Service Experts to be highly trained and professional to do the job right the first time. Our team has the knowledge and training to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the best care of your equipment. Call 901-235-1196 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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