What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Knochelmann Service Experts in Sharonville always talks about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds encouraging, what does it really mean?

NATE is the acronym 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 by and has been supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be certified by NATE. The certification is optional and technicians can provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being certified by NATE.

It’s important to Knochelmann Service Experts that our experts are NATE-certified to make sure we are sending the most qualified and trained technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these benchmarks, the NATE-certification tests validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects.

Since Knochelmann Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only certain areas relevant to our technicians. NATE test candidates may receive 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 rely on the technicians at Knochelmann Service Experts to be highly skilled and professional to do the work right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and qualifications to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the best care of your equipment. Call 859-905-0834 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC system is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.

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