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What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Oakville always tells you about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it actually mean?

NATE is an abbreviation 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 was developed by and has been supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be certified through NATE. The certification is optional and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Abbey Air Service Experts 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 standards, the NATE-certification tests validate real-world working knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems for technicians. The exams are knowledge-based tests that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects.

Since Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only certain areas applicable to our technicians. NATE test candidates may receive installation and/or service certification in one or more of the skill 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 be confident the technicians at Abbey Air Service Experts to be highly qualified and professional to do the job right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and skill set to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 289-813-5566 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfortable all year long.

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