What NATE Certification is and Why it Matters

November 08, 2016

Gordon's Service Experts in Oklahoma City always talks about how our service techs are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it really mean?

NATE is the acronym for North American Technician Excellence and, as mentioned on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization is owned, operated, developed, and supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all people in the industry are required to be NATE-certified. The certification is discretionary and technicians can service heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment without being NATE-certified.

It’s important to Gordon's Service Experts that our team is NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these standards, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The exams are knowledge-based tests that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.

Since Gordon's Service Experts focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only certain areas relevant to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may receive installation and/or service certification in one or more of the talent areas listed below:

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

 

You can count on the technicians at Gordon's Service Experts to be highly skilled and professional to do the project right the first time. Our company has the knowledge and training to not only repair and service your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 405-432-2197 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfortable all year long.

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