What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Becht/Givens Service Experts in Louisville always talks about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it actually mean?

NATE is an abbreviation for North American Technician Excellence and, as mentioned on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not everyone in the industry is required to be NATE-certified. The certification is discretionary and technicians can provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being certified through NATE.

It’s important to Becht/Givens Service Experts that our technicians are NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and trained technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these benchmarks, the NATE-certification assessments validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The exams are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these criteria.

Since Becht/Givens Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only particular areas relevant to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may obtain installation and/or service certification in one or more of the talent 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 be confident the technicians at Becht/Givens Service Experts to be highly skilled and professional to do the work right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and skill set to not only service and repair your HVAC systems, but to take the best care of your equipment. Call 502-785-8230 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC system is prepared to keep you comfortable all year long.

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