What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Albany always writes about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, 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 is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all technicians in the industry are required to be certified by NATE. The certification is optional and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that our team is NATE-certified to ensure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure experts meet these standards, the NATE-certification assessments 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 Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only certain areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE test candidates may obtain installation and/or service certification in one or more of the talent 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 be confident the technicians at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to be highly trained and professional to do the project right the first time. Our team has the knowledge and training to not only service and repair your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 518-417-2938 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC equipment is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.

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