What NATE Certification Means When Hiring HVAC Technicians

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What NATE Certification Means When Hiring HVAC Technicians

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Hiring an HVAC contractor can sometimes be very frustrating. You want to ensure you find a reliable and trustworthy company in the Columbia, South Carolina area, and one that will get the job done. Licensing requirements vary by state, so you want to be sure to check what credentials your technician will need to have. NATE certification is not required, but is a very important qualification that can make a difference in your choice of HVAC contractors.

What Is NATE Certification?

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997, for the specific purpose of certifying the very best professionals pursuing careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. They administer rigorous tests, based on the real-world knowledge that an HVAC technician needs to have in order to perform their job properly. Passing the test demonstrates that a technician is not only competent but is also extremely qualified.

Basic NATE certification is based on examinations developed by industry experts across the United States. The examination enables candidates to obtain certification in one or more specialty areas. Technicians are required to demonstrate superior skill and knowledge in the installation, maintenance and service of heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems. Once earned, NATE-certified technicians commit to ongoing training to ensure they keep up with the latest developments in HVAC technology.

Benefits of Hiring a NATE Certified HVAC Technician

There are a number of advantages to hiring a NATE-certified technician to service or install your HVAC system. The main benefit is the peace of mind it affords, knowing that your technician has all the required knowledge and experience to effectively service your system. Someone who is NATE-certified is committed to going above and beyond expectations in executing their tasks.

Hiring a NATE-certified technician means you can save energy, reduce wear and tear on your system, and ultimately extend its life. Many HVAC systems are installed improperly, causing them to malfunction, wear out more quickly and use more energy in the process. A technician with NATE certification will properly install your system, and ensure it runs at peak efficiency. Their goal is to get it done right the first time. As a result, NATE-certified technicians boast a lower call-back rate than other technicians in the industry. Having a NATE-certified technician inspect your system every year, during routine maintenance checks, will ensure that it continues to run at peak efficiency for years to come. NATE certification means you will need to make fewer repair calls over your system’s lifetime, saving you even more money. When you hire a NATE-certified HVAC technician, you know that the job will be done efficiently and correctly.

You can also ask your NATE certified technician for advice regarding taking care of your system. No matter the type or brand, they receive comprehensive training so they can handle any kind of HVAC equipment. Talk to your technician about how you should take care of your filter, and how to set the thermostat. Both these simple tasks can actually help you to reduce energy consumption, so you can save energy dollars.

For NATE-certified contractors, customer service is key. It not just the way the take care of your equipment, but also their interaction with you. Overall you have a better level of satisfaction when working with a NATE-certified contractor. They are professionals who take great pride in their work, and seek to make you a customer for life.

Your HVAC system is a valuable investment. You want to entrust its care to the right hands. This is why it is so important to make sure that whoever works on your HVAC system has the right licenses and certifications. A visit from someone who is not qualified to take care of your system could end up costing you dearly in a number of different ways.

Get all the relevant information about your HVAC company and its contractors before agreeing to hire a technician. It is also a good idea to ask neighbors and other persons you know for recommendations.

At Cool Care Heating and Air, our technicians are NATE-certified. Apart from required state licensing requirements, we also carry certifications and licenses such as master mechanical license, gas pipe fitters license, and qualifications in remedying and treating indoor air quality and mold.

We are committed to providing only the best service for our customers. Contact us today at (803) 772-7715 for all your HVAC system needs. Our NATE-certified technicians are ready to provide services you need so your HVAC system can operate efficiently and keep you comfortable.