What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Komfort Air in Charlotte always talks about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds reassuring, what does it really mean?

NATE is the acronym 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 NATE-certified. The certification is discretionary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being certified through NATE.

It’s important to Komfort Air that our experts are NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure professionals meet these benchmarks, the NATE-certification assessments validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The tests are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects.

Since Komfort Air focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only certain areas applicable to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in one or more of the specialty 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 count on the technicians at Komfort Air to be highly skilled and professional to do the work right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and qualifications to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 704-705-8135 to have one of our NATE-certified service men or women come out and make sure your HVAC system is prepared to keep you comfortable all year long.

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