What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Norrell Service Experts in Birmingham always tells you about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it actually mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, according to their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed nearly 20 years ago and is supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be NATE-certified. The certification is optional and technicians can provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being NATE-certified.

It’s important to Norrell Service Experts that our team is NATE-certified to make sure we are sending the most qualified and professional technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these standards, the NATE-certification assessments validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The tests are knowledge-based exams that assess the technician’s knowledge of these criteria.

Since Norrell Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only specific areas applicable to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may obtain installation and/or service certification in one or more of the skill areas listed below:

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

 

You can depend on the technicians at Norrell Service Experts to be highly trained and professional to do the work right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and qualifications to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 205-267-0023 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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