If you are on the lookout for a technician to install or repair your HVAC equipment, ensure the individual being hired is certified by NATE (North American Technician Excellence).
NATE is a large, non-profit organization. It’s a third-party, independent HVAC certification firm that assesses technician skills and performance.
If a technician is certified by NATE, it means he has cleared specialized exams in specific domains, such as heat pumps, air conditioning, oil and gas furnaces, air distribution and refrigeration. The certificate is an endorsement of the technician’s hands-on knowledge and ability to install, maintain and repair HVAC equipment.
The NATE certification is a stamp of approval on technicians, but it does not supervise their work nor does it hire them for projects. Most contractors prefer working with NATE certified technicians as they are aware consumers feel positive about such workmen.
When it boils down to hiring a contractor, most consumers like to ally with reputable organizations. The second aspect they consider is whether the service provider has NATE certified technicians onboard. Of course, there are reasons to this consumer approach, and they are the following:
i) Proper Installation
Poor installation work can reduce the efficiency of an equipment. Technicians certified by NATE can perform installations that render a machine usable at its optimum efficiency level. Even the smallest of mistakes can lead to impaired results and cost dear. It’s, therefore, necessary to have certified technicians at the helm.
ii) Proper Maintenance
Another benefit of NATE-certified professionals is availing a holistic tune-up all the time. This helps negate future repairs and increases the efficiency of the system.
iii) Efficient, Fast Repairs
Certified technicians are generally accustomed to a plethora of issues that can possibly plague an HVAC equipment. Besides, their ability to speedily diagnose and rectify issues is a valuable bonus.
iv) Lower Energy Bills
The right installation, repair and maintenance work can translate into decreased cooling and heating costs.
v) System Longevity
Annual maintenance work performed by certified technicians helps maintain the ideal home environment for efficient functioning. When the equipment gets subjected to the right working environment, it tends to last longer than its average lifespan.
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