What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in La Porte always talks about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it really mean?

NATE is the acronym for North American Technician Excellence and, as mentioned on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not everyone in the industry is required to be certified by NATE. The certification is optional and technicians can provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc that our experts are NATE-certified to make sure we are sending the most qualified and trained technicians into your home. To make sure experts meet these standards, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.

Since Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only specific areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE exam candidates may receive 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 count on the technicians at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc to be highly trained and professional to do the project right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and qualifications to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 281-407-9478 to have one of our NATE-certified service men or women come out and make sure your HVAC equipment is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.

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