What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Grand Island always talks about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it actually mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, as stated on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be certified by NATE. The certification is voluntary and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being NATE-certified.

It’s important to McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that our experts are NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and trained technicians into your home. To make sure experts meet these benchmarks, the NATE-certification tests validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based exams that assess the technician’s knowledge of these criteria.

Since McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only particular areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE test candidates may receive installation and/or service certification in one or more of the specialty areas listed below:

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

 

You can count on the technicians at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to be highly trained and professional to do the work right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and qualifications to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 308-210-4398 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC equipment is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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