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and How NATE Can Help You
Why Ask For A NATE Technician to Work
on Your Air Conditioner?
Technicians can claim to know heating and air-conditioning ---- but only the technicians that are NATE certified technicians can prove it!
What is Certification
and Why Does It Makes A Difference?
The consumer knows that a certified technician is knowledgeable because an impartial third party has him checked out.
More than ever, technicians need extensive knowledge and a wide skill-base to successfully install and service the sophisticated and computerized heating and cooling systems.
The North American Technician Excellence, NATE, is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians.
NATE has tested and certified over 25,000 technicians nation-wide.
Consumer Reports, May 2001, notes:
"It's a plus if technicians are certified by North American Technician Excellence."
Ask your contractor for a NATE-certified technician, and give yourself peace of mind.
The NATE Coalition of Partners
NATE is a coalition of many partners, representing the variety of stakeholders in the HVAC/R industry:
- Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA);
- Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI);
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE);
- Building Performance Institute (BPI);
- Eastern Heating & Cooling Council (EHCC)
- Edison Electric Institute (EEI);
- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI);
- Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA);
- Heating, Air Conditioning& Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI);
- National Energy Management Institute (NEMI, an organization representing Sheet Metal Contractors and Sheet Metal Workers);
- Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors--National Association (PHCC);
- Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES);
- Service Roundtable
- Skills USA
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); and
- the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Last Word
Certification makes a difference in the quality of service. NATE certification shows that the technician working on your heater or air conditioner:
• Knows heating and cooling
• Has proof of his knowledge
• Is proficient
• Actually repairs the problem
• Does the job efficiently
• Does it right the first time.
More information can be found on the NATE website www.natex.org