What is a NATE Certified Technician? (And Why Do I Care?)

It is important to both your comfort and your safety that the people working on the HVAC equipment in your Florida home are both experienced and knowledgeable. NATE certified technicians are extensively trained, tested and certified by the NATE industry organization to provide quality installation, maintenance and repair service on all types of HVAC equipment.

The NATE Organization

NATE, the North American Technician Excellence organization, is an association of industry professionals that includes equipment manufacturers, contractors, distributors, technicians and educators. It offers training, testing and certification of HVAC technicians that ensures they conform to the highest industry standards, and can competently install, maintain and service all types of HVAC equipment, including furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, ventilation systems and refrigeration systems. NATE certification is a voluntary process, and the NATE organization works with both industry partners and government organizations to ensure that NATE certified technicians meet all quality, safety and professional standards.

Why Choose a NATE Certified Technician?

If your HVAC system isn’t installed or serviced correctly, not only can it impact the life of your HVAC equipment, reduce your comfort and increase your energy costs, but it could also lead to safety problems. By choosing an HVAC professional that employs NATE certified technicians, you can be sure that your equipment is installed and serviced correctly.

A NATE-certified technician will know how to size your system properly for your home, using the Manual J procedure instead of a rough estimate, and how to service it properly, according to the manufacturer’s recommended procedures and service intervals. This extends the life of your system, protects its warranty, keeps it running efficiently and minimizes your energy costs. It also keeps your home and your family comfortable, with the proper temperature, good indoor air quality and healthy humidity levels.

To learn more about the benefits of choosing NATE certified technicians, talk to our heating and cooling experts at Conditioned Air. We offer professional installation, maintenance and repair services throughout Southwest Florida, including the Ft. Myers and Sarasota areas, and we proudly feature highly-experienced, NATE certified technicians.

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