When their heating or cooling equipment needs service, residents of Eighty Four, PA, want professional technicians doing the work. How can Pennsylvania homeowners and business owners know if technicians are competent? The answer is NATE certification, and we explain here why it matters.

What Is NATE?

NATE is the acronym for North American Technical Excellence. It’s a nonprofit organization that validates the competency of heating, ventilation, and conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians. Members are industry groups dedicated to establishing and maintaining excellence in HVACR services.

Who Does NATE Certify?

HVACR technicians are the only ones certified. NATE does not certify companies.

What Is the Criteria for Certification?

Technicians must pass comprehensive exams that test their knowledge of HVACR systems and equipment and related skills to earn their certification. They progress through four levels of testing as they gain experience and increase their expertise. Technicians repeat the testing every five years to stay certified.

Why Does NATE Certification Matter to HVAC Companies?

Technicians must meet standardized criteria for each level of certification, which means that we know each technician’s abilities. We assign the most qualified person to each job. Because becoming certified is voluntary, we also know that technicians who earn certification care about professionalism.

Why Does NATE Certification Matter to Consumers?

When Valley Heating sends a NATE-certified technician to your home or business, you know that they’ll complete the work correctly. They’ll complete repair and replacement services promptly and expertly. You won’t experience callbacks for work that wasn’t done right the first time.

If you’re a homeowner or business owner in Eighty Four, PA, or surrounding areas, rely on Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to meet your indoor comfort needs. Contact us today for HVACR installation, service and repairs performed by professionally trained and certified technicians.

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