Looking for an Experienced HVAC Technician? Look for NATE Certification


NATE CertificationRepairs of any kind can be expensive and you want them done correctly and in a timely manner. And the installation of a new HVAC system is a large investment. How can you choose the best contractor in Massachusetts to repair or replace your furnace or air conditioner? Look for a company that has NATE certified technicians.

What Is NATE Certification?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence, which is a nonprofit certifying program for technicians in the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration industry.NATE tests trained technicians on their working knowledge, serving as the only certification test supported by the industry. NATE certified technicians demonstrate knowledge associated with their area of expertise and must pass tests demonstrating:

  • Basic knowledge of how to install and service heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems. The technician must demonstrate competence in communication, math and science, ethics, safety, use of fabrication tools, hazardous materials, measuring temperature and humidity and basic knowledge of electrical.
  • Each NATE certified technician must also pass specialty exams covering installation, maintenance and/or repair of the heating and cooling systems in which he specializes.

Three Certifications

  • Installation technician
  • Service technician
  • Senior level technician

It’s suggested that technicians have at least one year experience before taking the installation technician test, two years for the service technician test and five years for the senior technician test.

Because heating and cooling systems are increasingly more sophisticated, you need some way to be sure the contractor you hire can install and maintain your HVAC system properly. By choosing an HVAC company in the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts that hires technicians who have NATE certification, you can be assured that your HVAC system will be installed and maintained for maximum efficiency and safety.

When looking for a contractor to repair or replace your HVAC system, contact Rodenhiser Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Our team of well-qualified HVAC technicians has been serving the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts for 80 years. All work is guaranteed and completed by friendly technicians who respect your home.

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