Making sure the HVAC contractor you hire to serve your heating and cooling needs is NATE-certified is one of the best ways to ensure that you’ll receive high-quality service for your Bremen, GA home. Short for North American Technician Excellence, NATE is an impartial, industry-respected nonprofit certification organization that administers testing in various areas of HVAC competency to verify technician expertise. For your confidence and peace of mind, Merrell & Associates hires technicians who hold this certification.
NATE Testing Verifies Core Competency
Every technician seeking professional certification by NATE must demonstrate a practical understanding of the basic principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as well as other core competencies such as the following:
- Knowledge of basic construction, plans, and specifications
- HVAC safety practices, procedures, and government regulations
- Specialized HVACR tools and scales used in the industry
- Basic science, including chemistry, electricity, electronics, and mechanics
- Temperature and humidity, air quality, and sound
- Basic electricity principles in areas such as meters, motors, and schematic diagrams
NATE-Certification Demonstrates Specialized Knowledge
Once the technician has successfully completed the core competency exam, a specialty exam is also required for NATE certification. The three specialty tracks offered are installation, service, and senior technician certification. Various sub-categories are available within each specialty, allowing the technician to specialize in the desired type of equipment installation or service.
Senior-level NATE certification requires the candidate to pass two NATE specialty exams in the installation and/or service tracks before taking, and also passing, the HVAC Efficiency Analyst examination. All of the above requirements help ensure that the customers the NATE-certified technician serves will reap the benefits of the technician’s demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the vital HVAC basics as well as in the chosen area of specialization.
NATE Certification Helps Us Serve You Better
To ensure that your West Georgia home receives the best HVAC service possible, you’ll want to work with the area’s most trusted local HVAC contractor, Merrell & Associates. Learn more about our high-quality HVAC services, or call (770) 872-4171 to discuss your specific heating and cooling needs.