NATE Certification Ensures Your Heating and Air Are in the Hands of Cincinnati's Best
by Greg Leisgang on November 5, 2013
Posted in: Service
When it comes to heating and air, Cincinnati has no shortage of contractors, but if you want to hire the best, insist on NATE certification. The HVAC industry has come to recognize, rely on and respect this method of certification as the gold standard of excellence since its inception in 1997.
What Is NATE?
In the 1970s, the HVAC industry began developing program of studies for the advancement and education of its members. As these programs are governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by those within the industry, it became known as the GOODS principle. One of the greatest developments toward training and education was the non-profit North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification program, which is now recognized and accepted nationwide to signify proven knowledge through rigorous and specialized testing.
NATE tests are created and developed by industry experts with a genuine working knowledge of HVAC systems. The exams are all industry-focused, representing topics relevant to everyone from educators to contractors.
The tests themselves are based on a high level of knowledge and experience. Technicians can earn certification for service or installation in one or more areas including:
- Air conditioning
- Heat pumps
- Gas or oil heating
- Senior HVAC efficiency analyst
These certifications will remain valid for between three and five years, at which time recertification is required. To qualify, candidates must either submit proof of 60 hours of continuing education within their specialized field or retake the exam prior to the expiration date.
The Benefits of NATE
Hiring a NATE-certified technician means:
- Superior maintenance, repair, installation or service of your HVAC equipment
- Getting the job done right the first time
- Fast, efficient service with less callbacks
- Expert knowledge and advice
- Peace of mind knowing that your HVAC system is running safely and at peak efficiency
- Lower utility bills
For the best care for your heating and air Cincinnati has to offer, call JonLe Heating & Cooling. Since 1959, we've worked hard to achieve our stellar reputation among homeowners in the greater Cincinnati area.
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