Like any type of home improvement task, HVAC work requires a steady hand, industry knowledge, and experience. This isn’t always something you can immediately identify in an expert – at least until you hire them to complete some work. However, there is one measure of HVAC knowledge and expertise that can be easily seen and is a great way to know whether your HVAC technician has the right background for the job. Learn what the NATE certification is and why it can make a difference when you are choosing the right person for the job.
What is the NATE Certification?
NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. This exam is offered to those in the HVAC industry. There are actually three different core exams and a number of different specialty types. This means that someone can be certified in any number of areas, such as air conditioning, heat pumps, and commercial refrigeration. Many specialists choose to take the exam in multiple areas to prove their knowledge and understanding in a variety of different areas. This test is administered to professionals all around the United States throughout the year, so it is easy for interested and knowledgeable technicians to take the exam after they feel they are ready.
Why Should You Choose a NATE Certified Technician?
As an average homeowner or business owner who needs to hire someone for a technical-based position, it can be difficult to know whether you are hiring the right person for the job. While you can read reviews online or talk to friends and family for recommendations, there is nothing “official” that tells you that you are making the right decision.
By choosing a NATE-certified technician, you know that this individual has the basic knowledge necessary to pass the exam. In addition, you know that this individual cares about growing in his or her profession. If you are concerned about the overall quality of HVAC work in your home or office, and especially if you need a difficult or complex task completed, working with a NATE-certified technician just makes sense.
If you want to rest easy knowing your hiring the right person for the job, contact Blanton’s Heating & Air. Our team of air conditioning experts is NATE certified and knowledgeable in regards to the HVAC industry as a whole. We would love to help you get the system you have dreamed of or repair your current unit so it works its very best.