What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Stark Services in Haltom City always talks about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it actually mean?

NATE is an abbreviation for North American Technician Excellence and, as stated on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed by and has been supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not everyone in the industry is required to be certified through NATE. The certification is optional and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being NATE-certified.

It’s important to Stark Services that our experts are NATE-certified to ensure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure experts meet these standards, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based tests that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects.

Since Stark Services focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only particular areas relevant to our technicians. NATE test candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in one or more of the talent 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 Stark Services to be highly qualified and professional to do the job right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and training to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 817-668-6689 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.

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