When you need a new furnace for your Collegeville, Pennsylvania, home, make sure you choose a NATE-certified HVAC technician. NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is the most well-known certification organization for the HVAC industry. Hiring a NATE-certified technician offers these three essential benefits during furnace installation.
Proof of Experience and Knowledge
NATE-certified technicians must meet the organization’s requirements. To pass the exam, the official NATE website urges applicants to have between one and five years of experience in their chosen discipline before they even apply for certification. They need on-the-job training to pass the test.
NATE’s core exam tests applicants in several competencies, including safety, tools, electrical configuration, temperature and humidity measurements, and more. The specialty exam options include installation, service, and mainteance or repair, of which applicants must choose one. When you hire NATE-certified technicians, you know they haven proven their abilities in an objective test.
The HVAC industry changes quickly, especially with the demand for environmentally friendly appliances. Consequently, you might feel better hiring a professional who doesn’t just take one exam, but who participates in ongoing education.
To maintain certification, NATE requires HVAC professionals to complete 16 hours of continuing education coursework in their chosen specialties. It might put your mind at ease to know that our technicians must continually update their industry knowledge.
More Reliable Installations
According to the NATE website, NATE-certified technicians get fewer call-backs than non-certified professionals. They install your furnace correctly the first time, which means that you don’t have to worry about scheduling future appointments to troubleshoot issues or to have your system re-installed.
As reported by Energy Star, improper installation of an HVAC system could reduce its efficiency by as much as 30 percent. You’ll have a more reliable and efficient furnace if you trust NATE-certified technicians for installation and service.
Choosing a NATE-certified HVAC technician to install your new furnace can result in much higher satisfaction with your system. To schedule an an appointment with one of our reliable, certified techs, call New Age Air at 610-482-4498.
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