When your home’s HVAC system needs a maintenance check, it’s best to have it done by a professional technician. However, it’s not enough to entrust your system to the hands of just any technician; it should be someone who not only specializes in air conditioning and plumbing repair, but is also NATE certified. What advantages can a technician who has NATE certification provide? Let’s first take a look at how these certifications work.
What Is NATE?
NATE, which stands for North American Technician Excellence, is an independent organization that certifies installation or service technicians with a knowledge-based test. Organizations that are part of the NATE coalition include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.
To become NATE certified, technicians must pass both the core and specialty parts of either an installation or service test with a score of 70 or better. Specialties include new air conditioning, heat pumps, air distribution, oil heat and gas heat. The test isn’t easy, and not all technicians pass it the first time. Fot a technician to have NATE certification simply means they’re the best in the trade when it comes to knowledge and experience in installing or servicing your HVAC system.
Why You Should Work With a NATE-Certified Technician
With NATE-certified technicians, consumers can be confident that they’re getting the best installation and service of their heating and cooling system. Better installation and service means a longer life for your system, as well as increased energy efficiency. This is because certified technicians know that NATE stands for excellence and quality service. Hiring a NATE-certified technician will also grant you these benefits:
- Fast, efficient service
- A job done right the first time
- Lower utility bills through proper installation and maintenance
- The advice & knowledge of a skilled, certified technician
- Fewer callbacks and warranty returns
A system that runs at peak efficiency
When it comes to certified new heating system installation or other HVAC repair services, R.A. Biel Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has got you covered. Call us today at (505) 327-7755, or you can reach us online by filling out our contact form.