Here's Why NATE Certification Matters When You Hire An HVAC Contractor

Taking on an HVAC project can be expensive and time consuming, a technically complex job that requires highly-skilled and professional service. At best, a poorly done HVAC job results in equipment that doesn’t work; at worst, it can create a danger to life and property.

With your HVAC project at stake, you want to know your contractor has the knowledge and experience to do the job. Members of NATE, North American Technician Excellence, are reliable certified technicians with a high level of commitment to the HVAC industry.

Founded in 1997, NATE is a leading non-profit training certification agency for technicians in all areas HVAC service. It is an industry-recognized and accepted source of continuing education, training and technical certification for experienced HVAC technicians.

To obtain NATE certification, HVAC technicians are required to demonstrate extensive technical knowledge and practical ability by passing in-depth, industry-specific tests. NATE-certified professionals are well trained in installation and service. They typically specialize in areas such as:

  • Air conditioning
  • Air distribution
  • Heat pumps
  • Gas furnaces
  • Oil furnaces
  • Hydronics gas
  • Hydronics oil
  • Light commercial refrigeration
  • HVAC efficiency

NATE certification is recognized among industry groups, businesses and unions throughout the United States. NATE partners can be found among the HVAC industry’s largest and most prestigious associations, including Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC).

Statistics on NATE-certified technicians reveal many notable characteristics. They experience almost 13 percent fewer callbacks than non-NATE technicians, according to NATE polls and statistics. About 25 percent more customers indicate they were extremely satisfied with NATE technicians, and more than 30 percent stated they were extremely satisfied with a NATE-installed system.

Air-Tro Inc. is trusted source of heating, ventilation and air conditioning services. Since 1969, we’ve provided design, installation, repair and maintenance to customers in the greater Los Angeles area, including L.A. and Orange Counties, Riverside metro and San Bernardino County. We are proud members of NATE, and our NATE-certified technicians can find the solutions to your most complex HVAC problems. Contact us today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about NATE certification and other HVAC topics, visit our website.

Air-Tro Inc. services the greater Los Angeles area as well as the metro areas of Riverside and San Bernardino County