What Does It Mean To Be NATE Certified?

At Engineered Air, we only hire skilled and trustworthy professionals. This is why most of our technicians are NATE certified. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, and is a voluntary certification taken by HVAC professionals. The test is designed to measure the quality and skill of a technician’s work. Here is just a little more on why you should only hire a NATE certified technician to handle your HVAC needs.

About NATE

The North American Technician Excellence coalition was created in 1997 by a number of industry leaders due to their concerns with a falling quality of HVAC technicians. They noticed that many involved in the servicing of HVAC equipment lacked the proper knowledge and skills to properly do their jobs. So, they created NATE as a way to establish industry standards for quality.

Today, NATE has partnered with top industry agencies. These partners help create the NATE certification test to ensure it remains up to current industry standards. Some of those partners include:

  • Air Conditioning Contractor of America (ACCA)
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
  • North American Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Wholesalers Association (NHRAW)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
  • National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP)

Thanks to these partners and others like them, the NATE test continues to be the most accurate and current certification around. There are now more than 32,000 NATE-certified HVAC technicians in the U.S. and Canada.

Why is it Important to Have a NATE-certified Technician?

It is not required to be NATE-certified in order to be a HVAC technician. However, at Engineered Air, we seek out NATE-certified technicians because we only want the industry’s best. NATE-certified technician are experienced in both HVAC repair and customer service. They are recognized as being experts in their field and are better prepared to deal with any HVAC emergency.

Hiring a NATE-certified technician gives you assurance that the job is being done the right way, the first time. Those who receive their NATE-certification remain in the HVAC industry the longest, so you will only be dealing with experienced technicians. Also, a recent study found that 90 percent of customers prefer a NATE-certified technician to handle their HVAC needs.

At Engineered Air, we care about your HVAC needs. This is why we search to hire the most qualified NATE-certified technician. To see for yourself the difference NATE makes, call today and find out how we can help you with all of your heating and air needs.