What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia always tells you about how our service techs are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it truly mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, according to their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed by and has been supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be certified by NATE. The certification is voluntary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 tests validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The exams are knowledge-based tests that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.

Since Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only specific areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE exam candidates may obtain installation and/or service certification in one or more of the skill 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 Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to be highly qualified and professional to do the project right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and training to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 803-399-7208 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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