When you hire a service technician to perform work on your HVAC system you’re essentially inviting a stranger into your home, and that can be kind of scary. How do you know if they will do a good job? Do they have the proper training? How much training did they receive? All of these questions can leave you feeling uneasy. Choosing a company that is NATE certified will ease your mind and answer many of your questions. Why should you hire a NATE certified technician? Keep reading.

What is NATE?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. NATE is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE offers certification tests for installation and/or service in one or more specialty areas.

How does one become NATE certified?

Anyone interested in obtaining NATE certification may take the tests by contacting a NATE-approved testing organization and paying the appropriate testing fees. NATE’s certification tests are comprehensive and consist of real-time scenarios in air conditioning and refrigeration. The technician must have enough experience to understand various systems and rectify the heating and cooling complications. The classes to prepare for NATE Certification focus on the full spectrum from basic to the latest HVAC technologies employed in the industry.

Why is a NATE certification important?

If you need work performed on your furnace or your air conditioner is broken, you want to hire a professional who will get the job done right the first time. Choosing a company that is NATE certified ensures you are going to work with technicians who are well trained in fixing any HVAC device. The certification test is not easy, so completing the program means each technician will leave with enhanced skill levels.

At Chapman Heating and Air Conditioning we pride ourselves on being NATE certified. We want you to know that we deeply care about the quality and skill level of each of our technicians to ensure you are getting the best possible service. To learn more about the NATE certification program, visit their website. To schedule your next appointment with Chapman, give us a call at ​317-643-6286 today.

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