What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Pierre always writes about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it really mean?

NATE stands 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 is owned, operated, developed, and 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 voluntary and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being certified through NATE.

It’s important to Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning that our experts are NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and professional technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these benchmarks, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The tests are knowledge-based exams that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.

Since Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification (not refrigeration), there are only certain areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE exam candidates may earn 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 be confident the technicians at Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to be highly trained and professional to do the work right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and qualifications to not only service and repair your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 605-223-0307 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC system is prepared to keep you comfortable all year long.

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