Whether you need minor furnace repair or a complete HVAC replacement, always make sure you’re hiring an HVAC technician with NATE certification. Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc. shares an in-depth look at the importance of this certification.
What is NATE Certification?
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the country’s largest non-profit organization that focuses on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians. Before NATE, working knowledge among HVACR technicians wasn’t standardized nor recognized. NATE certification gave clients and homeowners the assurance that a certified technician’s skills and know-how are industry-standard.
NATE certification tests cover all aspects of working with HVACR systems, as well as all stages of the business. AC repair is just one of its many aspects; a technician can choose certification in one or more specialty areas. These include commercial refrigeration, efficiency analysis, and non-electrical heating systems. The latter is important for homeowners who use gas and oil-based furnaces, since technicians tend to focus on electrical-based systems.
The Benefits of Hiring NATE-Certified Technicians
You need an HVAC technician that knows more than just installation, maintenance, and repairs. Your HVAC technician should be able to calculate a room’s heating and cooling needs, and make sure your home is getting the right heating and cooling systems. A NATE-certified technician should be able to factor in elements such as proper airflow, condensate pipe placement, and energy efficiency. These are often overlooked by inexperienced technicians, but you can count on their NATE-certified counterparts not to miss anything.
As a homeowner, hiring a NATE-certified technician helps you get the best performance out of your HVAC system through proper sizing, correct heating and cooling outputs, and proper installation. Such HVAC systems are less likely to fail when you least expect it. You can expect savings on your energy bills, continuous indoor comfort, and reliable long-term performance. The bottom line is, your HVAC system will never be in better hands than those of a NATE-certified technician.
Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc. is your leading provider of air conditioner and furnace install services, conducted by NATE-certified technicians. Give us a call at 905-763-8100 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.