When it comes time to choose an HVAC contractor, there are certain guidelines that you must follow in order to ensure that you receive the best work possible. First and foremost, you should seek a contractor with NATE certification. Then you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your home is in good hands.
NATE Certification: At a Glance
NATE (North American Technician Excellence) was formed in 1997 as a way to identify the “best of the best” in the HVAC industry. Developed and maintained by a board of industry experts, NATE is a non-profit organization that ensures real world knowledge in heating, cooling and refrigeration technicians via a series of rigorous tests. Certification can be completed in a number of areas, including air conditioning, heat pumps, gas heating, commercial refrigeration and more. Some contractors may be certified for installation, others for service, or both, if that’s what they desire. Technicians also can submit for senior certification. Each of these areas has its own testing requirements, and a technician can be certified in more than one area of expertise.
What It Means to Your Home
When a technician enters your home and either evaluates your heating or cooling needs, or needs to conduct an installation or service, it’s important that the person doing so is well-trained. If not, the job may not be completed properly the first time. Even if the work is guaranteed, the time involved isn’t worth taking such a risk. When you hire a technician who has been certified by NATE, you can rest easy knowing that he or she has been rigorously tested. Plus, each technician must be retested regularly in order to maintain certification. This means that the technician servicing your HVAC system will have up-to-date knowledge about recent changes in the industry.
If you’d like to learn more about NATE certification or have other home comfort concerns, contact the technicians at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc., Inc. We’ve been serving the heating and cooling needs of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area since 1992.
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