If your air conditioner freezes or otherwise quits cooling efficiently during our hot Tampa summer, would you know which HVAC company to trust? In such a situation, NATE certification validates a reputable contractor’s real-world skills and technical proficiency.
Besides emergency 24/7 assistance, HVAC contractors certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization provide the highest level of customer service. Founded in 1997, NATE’s primary objectives were to raise industry standards and to prepare a better-trained, more reliable HVAC community, whose members typically demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Real-world knowledge. Besides passing an initial, rigorous test, NATE technicians must be recertified every five years to maintain the distinction. Specialty areas, such as commercial refrigeration and hydronic gas heating, may require retesting every three years.
- Nationally recognized skill level. Because the test is so rigorous, passing it is considered defensible, concrete proof of a contractor’s expertise throughout the HVAC industry. Although NATE neither lobbies nor attempts to directly influence legislation, governmental entities usually choose certified technicians for their public works projects.
- Proven technical expertise. NATE exams are conducted by impartial third parties and are specifically constructed so that the training and testing phases are kept separate; therefore, the tests cannot be “taught.” Furthermore, a psychometrician evaluates the results, which means that only technicians who test at the highest proficiency level receive NATE certification.
If you have any questions regarding NATE certification, or if you’d like to ask us about our maintenance agreements or the Carrier credit card, contact us here at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc.. We serve the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas.