What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Barlow Service Experts in Ogden always tells you about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds encouraging, what does it actually mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, as stated on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed nearly 20 years ago and is supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all technicians in the industry are required to be certified through NATE. The certification is discretionary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being certified through NATE.

It’s important to Barlow Service Experts that our team is NATE-certified to make sure we are sending the most qualified and skilled 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 tests are knowledge-based exams that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects.

Since Barlow Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only certain areas applicable to our technicians. NATE test candidates may earn 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 Barlow Service Experts to be highly qualified and professional to do the project right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and skill set to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 801-436-8985 to have one of our NATE-certified service men or women come out and make sure your HVAC equipment is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.

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