What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Church Services in Houston always talks about how our service techs are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it really mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, according to 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 everyone in the industry is required to be certified by NATE. The certification is discretionary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being NATE-certified.

It’s important to Church Services that our team is NATE-certified to ensure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure professionals meet these criteria, the NATE-certification tests validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.

Since Church Services focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification (not refrigeration), there are only particular areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE exam 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 rely on the technicians at Church Services to be highly trained and professional to do the work right the first time. Our team has the knowledge and training to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the best care of your equipment. Call 713-396-3760 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC system is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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