Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians install, repair, and maintain HVAC and refrigeration systems for both residential and commercial clients. If you’re a Crystal River, Florida homeowner looking to hire the most qualified technician available, here’s what you should know:

Certification Matters

Homeowners need to make sure they’re hiring a licensed and certified HVAC technician that’s been professionally trained. As far as licensing goes, each state has its own unique requirements. When it comes to certification, however, the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification is nationally recognized, so it’s a good one to have. It’s not a legal requirement for technicians to hold this certification, but it attests to their knowledge and skill.

The HVAC Excellence certification is another industry-specific certification that consists of two levels: the professional and the master specialist. A technician must have at least two years of field experience before obtaining the professional level, so you can feel confident that you’re hiring someone who really understands the business. Naturally, anyone holding the master specialist certification is among the best you can hire.

Lastly, an EPA 608 certification is required for any technician who stores or buys refrigerant. There are three levels to this certification, each denoting the amount and type of refrigerant a technician is allowed to handle.

When hiring any contractor, including an HVAC technician, it’s okay to inquire about the types of certification they hold. Professional technicians will be more than happy to disclose that information.

A Clean Background Check is Required

In order to be employed as an HVAC specialist, technicians must undergo a background check. This background check looks for factors such as criminal history, employment history, license verification, and drug screening. When you hire a reputable HVAC company to perform work in your home, you can trust the technicians have been properly vetted.

Call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 to hire the best HVAC technicians in the business. From heating repair and installation to A/C maintenance, our qualifications are second to none.

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