Finding the right heating and air conditioning contractor is one of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC system operates at peak efficiency for the longest time possible. A certified technician is an invaluable resource, and the person you’ll count on to keep you and your family comfortable in your home.
When choosing an HVAC contractor, qualifications are a key factor. Look for a level of expertise that goes beyond the bare minimum. Your contractor should be fully licensed and have experience. He or she should be a member of industry organizations that set standards for licensing and best practices.
In addition, there are many third-party certifications that HVAC technicians can earn. Being certified by NATE is one of the most prestigious in the industry, and the only one accepted by the entire HVAC industry. At Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re proud of the fact that we only employ NATE certified technicians. But, what does this designation mean for the average homeowner in Columbus?
What is NATE Certified?
North American Technicians Excellence, Inc. (NATE) develops and promotes excellence in the installation and service of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment by recognizing high-quality industry technicians through voluntary testing and certification. NATE is supported by a broad spectrum of industry representatives including contractors, distributors, educators, manufacturers, technicians and utilities.
What does employing NATE certified technicians mean to you?
NATE certified technicians are recognized as meeting the highest industry standards for knowledgeable installation and services of HVAC equipment and systems. Because NATE certified technicians meet those high, industry-established standards, it is more likely that they will install and service systems right the first time. This means better customer service, fewer callbacks and better word of mouth.
By hiring NATE-certified technicians, customers know they are getting employees who know what they are doing and who are serious about customer service.
Manufacturers and distributors of HVAC equipment endorse NATE certification because it encourages proper installation and service of equipment, which ultimately means fewer service calls and warranty returns later on.
Other advantages for homeowners and the HVAC industry include:
- Certified techs stay in the industry longer and are more productive than non-certified techs.
- NATE provides a uniform standard of knowledge that trainers can use to prepare the future HVAC workforce.
- Properly trained and tested technicians can assure the correct installation and servicing of HVAC equipment, which saves homeowners on their energy bills over time.
NATE certified technicians will size and install your system so that it operates at peak efficiency, saving you money and energy. This is significant because, according to www.energystar.gov, improper installation of your HVAC equipment can reduce its efficiency by up to 30 percent! This means higher utility bills and a shorter life for your equipment.
Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning can provide complete services for you and your family. We've been a leader in residential and commercial heating and cooling for over 18 years in Columbus and Central Ohio. Whether for repair, maintenance, installation or replacement, choose Ohio Heating & Cooling. We have the experience to meet all of your heating and cooling needs.
Complete customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We can deliver the quality and comfort your family deserves.