When choosing a heating and cooling service company, you want to know you’re getting the highest quality work at the fairest price. Not only that, it’s important that the company you hire is full of well-trained, highly knowledgeable crew members, so you can use your system with ease and peace of mind. That’s why Airbusters Heating & Cooling Service takes the education and the quality of our work seriously.
At Airbusters Heating & Cooling Service, we don’t want to offer our customers short-term solutions to problems that will just come back in a year or two. We are thorough in our problem-solving and will work with our client base to make sure the job is done right and done well – providing you with solutions that will last.
As you can imagine, having a knowledgeable team of technicians that are expertly trained and properly certified is important to us! That’s why the North American Technician Excellence or NATE certification is a must for everyone on our technician team. Here are a couple questions we know smart homeowners are asking – and our answers to them.
What Does It Mean to be NATE Certified?
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians. The NATE organization has a vision of being the industry leader in developing and recognizing HVACR technicians. They do this by providing a series of tests that are produced by a committee of industry experts from all over the nation. This rigorous testing process is designed to make sure that HVACR technicians contain the knowledge and skills needed to carry out expert work, while meeting the current industry standards.
The NATE certification came out over 20 years ago when a number of industry leaders noticed that there was a lack of standards in place for HVACR professionals. Without these standards, customers were forced to rely on instinct when hiring someone to help with their HVACR problems. This meant that there were ample opportunities for customers to spend money on sub-quality jobs. Even well-meaning HVACR were often unable to hire quality technicians because they were limited by their own knowledge and training.
In February of 1997, a coalition made up of contractors, distributors, manufacturers, and utility providers and other trades was established. Funding from a loan backed by the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) was granted… and NATE was born! A board of trustees was selected and sector committees were determined. Together they created the first NATE certification tests.
Has the NATE Certification evolved over the years?
Absolutely. In an ever-evolving industry like this one, testing and certifications should change as technologies improve and new coding requirements and laws are formed. So, as technology, available materials, pricing, and equipment has changed over the years, so too has the NATE certification tests.
What Other Credentials Should I Look for in an HVAC Company?
At Airbusters, we have a long list of credentials. Here are a few of the things that supplement our NATE certified techs and keep our company knowledgeable in a wide variety of areas.
✓ We are EPA 608 Universal Certified. This means that we know the EPA Regulations regarding all refrigerants under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. Your community is our community and we, like you, want to keep it beautiful and clean. We work hard to make sure that everything we do is done with respect to a healthy environment.
✓ We are certified in R410A. R-410Ais a refrigerant that has higher pressure qualities and needs a special certification to work with.
✓ We belong to a variety of societies and guilds. The following memberships provide us with accountability and resources to make sure that we are providing you with the best the industry has to offer:
- The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
- Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
- Air Conditioning Contractors of America
- Indoor Air Quality Association
Our team at Airbusters Heating & Cooling Service carries with it the highest level of expertise possible. Our track record of satisfied and happy customers is proof of our ability to solve any and all of your HVAC problems. Your satisfaction is our satisfaction.
Reach Out to Our Experts
The NATE tests are required for continued certification among technicians around North America. The NATE certification process must be completed by technicians every two years. This is why holding the NATE certification is part of why you can trust Airbusters Heating & Cooling Service technicians to be not only knowledgeable in your HVAC needs, but also in providing the most current, cost-effective, and long-lasting solutions to your specific needs.
Whatever your HVAC-related needs are, we can help. Give us a call today at 615-845-4648, so we begin the process of providing you with a better home or business environment. You can also reach out online. Thanks for choosing us.