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Your HVAC Technician is NATE Certified: What Are the Benefits?

When it comes to hiring a professional HVAC contractor to work in your Yuma, Arizona home, it is important to check for NATE certification. NATE-certified technicians know what it takes to make sure you, your home and your valuable equipment are well taken care of. Below is a simple look at what that term means and why having a NATE-certified technician should be important to you.

What is NATE?Your HVAC Technician is NATE Certified: What Are the Benefits?

NATE — North American Technician Excellence — is a nonprofit organization staffed by industry experts. This group has created a thorough testing and certification process for HVAC technicians that ensures technicians are kept abreast of evolving technologies and are knowledgeable about specialty areas. The certification process includes a series of challenging tests that demand a comprehensive understanding of how specific equipment works and where it works best. To maintain their NATE certification, technicians must take their applicable exams every 3 to 5 years, or submit proof of continuing education. For homeowners, the high standards of this certification process reflects the highest quality of service and experience.

Benefits of NATE Certification

Working with a NATE-certified technician means an assurance that equipment service and installation jobs will be done efficiently and effectively. Across the board, NATE-certified experts receive fewer callbacks than their non-certified competitors. This is because they have been tested for their ability and knowledge of:

  • Using load calculation tools to properly size HVAC equipment before installation.
  • Measuring and adjusting airflow before installing cooling equipment and when performing any routine maintenance checkups.
  • Routinely checking that your home’s refrigerant charge matches the directives made by its manufacturer.
  • Thorough inspecting all of your HVAC equipment to ensure that potential problem areas are swiftly identified and addressed before big and more costly repairs are needed.
  • Having open and honest interactions with customers that thoroughly explain HVAC equipment processes and protocols.

To learn more about the NATE certification process, or to talk with one of our knowledgeable and certified technicians, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric Company today. We have been proudly providing superior service to Yuma, Arizona and its surrounding area residents since 1952.

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

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