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What Is a NATE-Certified Technician?

If you want an experienced contractor to perform a superior installation, tune-up, or repair on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, you need to choose one that hires technicians certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Learn more about this program and what sets NATE-certified technicians apart.

What Is NATE?

This independent, non-profit organization was founded in 1997 with the goal of training and testing technicians on the skills they need to work in the HVAC industry. Being NATE-certified means the technician has passed specialized tests in air conditioning, gas and oil furnaces, heat pumps, refrigeration, and air distribution. As technicians pass each certification exam, they prove their knowledge and hands-on ability to install, maintain, and repair heating and cooling equipment.

It’s important to understand that NATE certifies HVAC technicians, but it doesn’t supervise or employ them—instead, it’s up to individual HVAC contractors to seek out techs with NATE certification.

Benefits of Hiring NATE-Certified Technicians

You might wonder if there’s really a difference between ordinary technicians and those with NATE certification. Just consider the benefits that come with your technician’s additional training:

  • Certified installation: Proper HVAC installation is vital to get the most from your upgrade. NATE-certified technicians are capable of performing professional installations to help your equipment operate at peak performance.
  • Thorough maintenance: There’s a lot more to annual maintenance than just changing the filter. NATE-certified technicians provide thorough tune-ups to help you avoid future breakdowns, lower your utility bills, and prolong equipment life.
  • Fast, efficient repairs: NATE-certified technicians are familiar with the issues that cause heating and cooling equipment failures. They can quickly diagnose and fix these problems with minimal delay.
  • Fewer callbacks: You want the job done right the first time around. Thanks to their superior training, NATE-certified technicians have a callback-free performance rate of 74 percent compared to 68 percent for non-certified techs.
  • Access to advice and knowledge: Who better to ask for tips on changing the air filter or lowering your cooling bills than a NATE-certified technician? Expert training means your tech is prepared to answer all your questions on the spot.

Hire a NATE-Certified Technician for HVAC Service in Central Jersey

To work with a contractor that only employs NATE certified technicians, choose Arctic Air Conditioning for your next HVAC installation, maintenance, or repair. We proudly serve Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, and Ocean counties in New Jersey. Contact us today!

Testimonials
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”Excellent. Helped bring a old system back to life”

- Les Adler
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”Joe the technician was very honest, professional and took the time to explain what he was doing in detail. I would highly recommend them very efficient.”

- Pierre Crawley
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”It’s the service & professionalism you can expect when you call Arctic Air & Plumbing. We have been customers for what seems like forever. Howard & Ross have built one…”

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”I was very impressed by the professionalism of the Artic Air team. My hot water heater broke and I had a new one within one day. They were very responsive,…”

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”Very promptly diagnosed problem and only a day to purchase and install parts needed. Very friendly.”

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”I have been using Arctic Air for about 20 years. They have installed a complete new air conditioning system for us along with radiant heat on our first floor. They…”

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”We called to have our water heater replaced. After they called back and said to send pictures over, we received a quote within a few hours and an appt to…”

- Amy Rentowitz
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”With everything that is going on Andres Alvarenga was really good. He did what he had to do, and gave us a bottle of hand sanitizer. He also respect our…”

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”John was professional & worked quickly to solve my issues! Highly recommend Artic!”

- Carol Sebastian
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”Wonderful experience. Everyone was very professional and service was fantastic. They even loaned us two window air conditioners until our new unit could be installed. The technicians were on time,…”

- Diana Hatala
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”Very professional and knowledgeable.”

- Ravi Ravipati
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”Chris the technician showed up on time, went through the entire HVAC system and explained thoroughly what items needed repaired. Their professionalism, quality of their work is exceptional at a…”

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”great service tech”

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”The technician listened to what the problem was and immediately found what the problem was.. He was knowledgeable, professional and comforting when I thought I was going to lose my…”

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”Brendan was awesome. Wasn’t a salesman. Good attitude.”

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”Very positive experience, thorough and professional.”

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