When you hire a contractor for your HVAC project, you want someone who is knowledgeable, well trained and reliable. You’ll depend on your HVAC contractor to make sure your new air conditioner, furnace,or heat pump is installed correctly so that it will operate efficiently, reliably and safely. In the residential and commercial HVAC industries, one of the most credible signs of technician quality, knowledge and ability is NATE certification.
NATE, North American Technician Excellence, is a leading nonprofit certification agency for technicians in all areas of HVAC service. Founded in 1997, it is recognized and accepted throughout the industry as a trustworthy source of continuing education, training and technical certification for experienced HVAC technicians.
To attain NATE certification, HVAC technicians must demonstrate both technical knowledge and practical ability by passing thorough industry-specific tests. NATE-certified contractors are well trained in HVAC installation, maintenance and service. NATE technicians can specialize in a number of industry categories, including:
- Air conditioning
- Gas heating
- Oil heating
- Heat pumps
- Light commercial refrigeration
- Commercial refrigeration
- Air distribution
NATE-certified technicians not only demonstrate thorough training and technical knowledge; they also show that they are deeply dedicated to upholding the professional standards of the HVAC industry.
NATE certification is acknowledged among important HVAC industry groups, businesses and unions in the United States. NATE partners can be found among the industry’s most notable associations, including the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC).
Customers routinely rate NATE-certified contractors highly in satisfaction surveys and questionnaires. About 25 percent more customers reported they were extremely satisfied with the performance and professional capabilities of NATE technicians when compared with non-NATE techs. More than 30 percent reported they were extremely satisfied with a NATE-installed system.
Jackson & Sons, Inc. has been a reliable source of HVAC sales and service for customers in Eastern North Carolina since 1974. Contact us today for answers to your questions about NATE certification and what it means to you. We gladly support the mission of NATE. Our NATE-certified technicians have the knowledge and experience to find solutions to your most complex HVAC problems.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about NATE-certified contractors and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.