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Got A Cooling Problem? Your NATE-Certified Technician’s On It

Letting just anyone work on your air conditioner can be a big problem because there is more to a cooling system than meets the eye. Service contractors do have a way to distinguish themselves as elite professionals in the industry. When shopping for an A/C repair or installation company, ask for a NATE-certified technician.Got A Cooling Problem? Your NATE-Certified Technician's On It

What is NATE?

NATE is an acronym for North American Technician Excellence. It signifies that the technician has gone through rigorous training and testing to prove his or her skills. NATE certification is a professional mark of excellence that identifies technicians as top specialists in their field.

Candidates for NATE certification go through a series of tests that show they have working knowledge of specific services areas including heating and cooling systems. There are different levels of certification that allow consumers to understand the extent of that training. Certifications available include:

  • Installation
  • Service
  • Senior – an advanced level that includes system analysts

Cooling systems change and evolve over time. NATE requires continuing education to stay up to date with those changes. Classes include study of SEER requirements, learning about new refrigerants and understanding codes. Contractors must recertify to maintain their NATE status.

NATE training

Asking for a NATE-certified technician helps you establish their professional qualifications before any work is done on your expensive system. Benefits of using a NATE professional include:

  • Proper and efficient installation of cooling and heating equipment
  • Fast repair service
  • Fewer call backs – service is right the first time

Asking for a NATE-certified technician ensures you get the most qualified professional to work on your HVAC system. Each professional has an identification card that establishes current certification.

There’s no reason to settle for second best when looking for service. Keeping your HVAC system in peak condition by using a trained professional means lower bills and fewer repairs. Contact us and let our NATE-certified technicians handle all your cooling system needs. Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company has been servicing the Yuma area for more than 60 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about cooling and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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