When you want the best for your home’s heating and cooling equipment installation and maintenance, choose a NATE certified technician. NATE, short for North American Technician Excellence, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to certifying the top performers in the HVAC industry.
The technicians who pass the certification exams must demonstrate the high levels of knowledge and competence within their chosen specialties and the general principles of HVAC. As a consequence, you’re likely to experience more satisfaction with the services the company and technicians provide.
Benefits of Using a NATE Certified Technician
In a study conducted by an independent market research organization, the NATE organization found that:
- Sixty-three percent of respondents who used NATE-certified HVAC providers believed they got a very high quality installation, versus 50 percent of respondents who didn’t use a NATE-certified contractor.
- Sixty-seven percent responded that they were extremely satisfied with their new system, compared to 52 percent of respondents whose contractor and technicians weren’t NATE-certified.
- Sixty-eight percent were extremely satisfied with the NATE-certified contractor, versus 62 percent who chose one without those credentials.
A careful HVAC system selection and installation set the stage for long term system efficiency and longevity. NATE contractors follow the best practices when it comes to sizing the system initially and installing the entire system based on the Energy Star Program’s guidelines for optimal operation.
When you hire a NATE certified technician to maintain the system, you’ll also be working with someone who has greater depth, competence and knowledge of HVAC systems in general. Just a small percentage of applicants who apply for NATE certification receive it, which means that homeowners who seek these technicians out are getting the best that their local area has to offer.
In order to maintain NATE standing, technicians and contractors take part in rigorous continuing education and recertification programs, since the HVAC field evolves quickly.
To learn more about the value of hiring a NATE certified technician, contact Gartner Heating & Cooling. We’re a NATE-certified contractor and have been providing outstanding HVAC services for homeowners in the Chicago and northern suburban areas since 1985.