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What Does NATE Certification Mean?

April 7th, 2016 by Darwilladmin

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Have you seen this logo when looking at HVAC companies? Do you know what this logo is? What does it mean? The NATE certification is important. It means that the company can repair or install any HVAC system. They can do these for both homes and businesses. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. They are the leading non-profit certification program for HVACR technicians. 
Thornton Heating Service is NATE certified. We have served the Chicagoland area since 1959. We offer reliable, energy-efficient products. Our services are unbeatable. We recognize that the NATE certification is vital. The NATE certification means our team knows all about HVAC systems. We have earned installation, service and senior certifications in these areas.
  • Air Conditioning and Air Distribution.
  • Heat Pumps (Air-to-Air).
  • Gas and Oil Heating.
  • Hydronics Gas and Oil.
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration.
  • Commercial Refrigeration.
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer.
  • HVAC Efficiency Analyst (Senior Level).

History of NATE

NATE is the largest non-profit HVACR certification group. NATE started in 1997. Their headquarters are in Arlington, VA. The HVAC industry governs, owns, operates and supports NATE. NATE is the best HVAC resource in the US and North America. NATE tests real-world scenarios and skills. To be NATE-certified, you must take exams on many subjects. These include multiple-choice and knowledge-based tests that use a technicians’ knowledge. Once you pass these tests, you become NATE certified. It shows that you have the knowledge to succeed as an HVACR technician.
NATE came from too many unhappy customers. There were too many callbacks to HVAC technicians who serve and install equipment. They found that the technicians didn’t know enough to give the best service. This caused more callbacks and added unnecessary costs. It led to returns of non-defective equipment and repeated calls for routine services. NATE represents many communities. These includes those in contracting, distribution, manufacturing, utility, and trade associations.
Once 2001 ended, over 10,000 technicians supported NATE. The organization includes the following groups.
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES)
  • North American Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Wholesalers Association (NHRAW)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
States like New Hampshire and Texas include NATE in their licensing process. Even the U.S. Army promotes soldiers who earn their NATE certifications. Today, there are 32,000 NATE-certified HVACR technicians in North America. The NATE logo means they strive for quality service and installation. At Thornton Heating Service, we are proud to display that logo.

Contact Us

For more information on how our NATE certified team can help you, contact us at 847-905-1608. We are available 24/7 to fix any problem. We are here for you. We offer many heating and cooling services ranging from repair to installation. Schedule your appointment today!