Your HVAC system is responsible for your family’s comfort and safety, and is a big investment, so you don’t want just anyone looking after it. When it comes time for the installation, maintenance or servicing of your heating and cooling equipment, hiring a contractor with NATE certification is the way to go, and here’s why.
What Is NATE?
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote excellence in the HVAC industry, by providing a means of certification through stringent testing in specified areas of knowledge.
NATE is developed, owned, supported and operated by industry experts dedicated to ensuring that professional HVAC and refrigeration technicians meet rigorous standards, and providing a means of recognition for those at the top of their field.
NATE Certification Requirements.
The NATE program is split into various sections, including installation, senior and service areas. In order to receive certification, a contractor must take and pass the Core exam in addition to at least one Specialty exam. Specialized areas include:
- Air conditioning or distribution
- Heat pumps
- Gas or oil heating
- HVAC efficiency analyst
In order to remain certified, technicians must complete a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education during their two-year certification period, or retake their exams before the period lapses.
What’s the Difference?
NATE-certified contractors have proved they possess a high level of knowledge in their field of expertise, providing customers added peace of mind knowing that the job will be completed efficiently and effectively. This superior level of service and installation can help prolong the life of your HVAC equipment, while reducing heating and cooling costs through increased efficiency.
The next time you need an HVAC contractor, call the experts at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. All of our technicians have achieved NATE certification, helping us to proudly serve Indianapolis area homeowners for more than 40 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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