What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

D.A. Bennett Service Experts in Albany always writes about how our service techs are NATE-certified, and while it sounds encouraging, what does it truly mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, as mentioned on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed nearly 20 years ago and is supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all technicians in the industry are required to be certified through 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts that our technicians are NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and trained technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these criteria, the NATE-certification assessments validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based tests that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects.

Since D.A. Bennett Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only specific areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE test candidates may receive installation and/or service certification in one or more of the specialty 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts to be highly trained and professional to do the job right the first time. Our team has the knowledge and skill set to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 518-205-3324 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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