So you need your A/C repaired, and your out of work brother-in-law is handy with tools. If he can make the repair, you can help him out financially while saving a few bucks for a rainy day. It sounds like the ideal situation, right?
Unfortunately, A/C repair just doesn’t work that way. As handy as your brother-in-law or some other unlicensed “contractor” might be, they just don’t have the knowledge, tools or experience of an HVAC technician with NATE certification.
HVAC technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. Today’s systems are complex and require specialized training and expertise to properly install and maintain. Fortunately, the HVAC industry’s nonprofit NATE certification program makes it easy to identify the true professionals.
What Is NATE Certification?
Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certifies the knowledge and skills of heating and cooling field technicians — the front-line when it comes to system installation and maintenance. To receive NATE certification, technicians must pass a rigorous examination on HVAC theory and practice, then a second exam in an area of specialization. To maintain certification, technicians are required to complete a specified number of classroom hours of instruction during the 5-year term of their NATE certificate.
Other Advantages of NATE Certified Service
- Better system performance – Purchasing the most efficient system on the market doesn’t guarantee efficient performance in the home. That’s where a qualified technician makes all the difference. With proper installation and regular maintenance by a NATE-certified technician, your system is much more likely to live up to expectations.
- A job done right the first time – Callbacks and warranty service are minimized when the work is done by trained technicians with specialized equipment.
- Advice from an experienced pro – A NATE-certified technician is current on the latest technology and equipped to advise you on the proper operation of your system for optimum performance and efficiency.
- Peace of mind – Heating equipment produces high temperatures and combustion by-products like dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gas. Central air conditioners draw high voltage and utilize compressed refrigerants. For the safety of your family and home, these components should be installed and maintained by trained pros.
In Orlando and Central Florida, Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is your source for HVAC sales and service expertise. If you have a question about heating, cooling, NATE certification, or anything else related to home comfort, we’re ready to help you find the answer. Contact us today!
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