Like roofing contractors, HVAC technicians can also obtain certification to prove their knowledge and expertise in their field. One of the most well-known certifications in the industry is known as North American Technician Excellence (NATE).
Read on to learn more about NATE certification.
What Is NATE?
NATE is an independent organization which facilitates a knowledge-based test that certifies installation or service technicians. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Amerian Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers are part of the NATE coalition.
Becoming a NATE-certified installation technician isn’t easy, as you must pass both core and specialty portions of either an installation or service test with a score of at least 70. Specialties can include heat pump, air distribution, air conditioning, oil heat and gas heat. Keep in mind that not all technicians who take the test pass the first time. Only those who are the best in the industry when it comes to knowledge and experience with HVAC systems will qualify for this certification.
Why Work With a Certified Technician?
Whether you’re searching for roofing companies or HVAC technicians, you should always look into your prospective contractor’s credentials. Your heating and cooling system is a major investment, which is why it’s so important to hire skilled professionals to take care of it.
With a NATE-certified contractor, you can expect lower monthly utility bills through proper installation and maintenance. They also get the job done right the first time. Certified technicians will make sure that your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible.
Homeowners prefer technicians with NATE certification because they require fewer callbacks. Manufacturers and distributors also trust these contractors since NATE certification encourages quality installation and service, meaning fewer warranty returns.
For quality heating and cooling services, turn to Hader. You can also count on the Hader roofing team for your gutter installation and storm damage repairs. Call us at (513) 661-1910 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service. We work with clients in Cincinnati, Ohio.