What Nate-Certification Is and Why It Matters Published on November 08, 2016 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Toronto always tells you about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it actually mean? NATE stands 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 was developed nearly 20 years ago and is supported by the entire HVAC and refrigeration industry but not all technicians in the industry are required to be NATE-certified. The certification is voluntary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being certified through NATE. It’s important to Service Experts that our experts are NATE-certified to make sure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure experts meet these standards, the NATE-certification tests validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based assessments that assess the technician’s knowledge of these criteria. Since Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification and not refrigeration, there are only particular areas relevant to our technicians. NATE exam candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in one or more of the specialty areas listed below: Air ConditioningAir DistributionGas HeatingOil HeatingHeat PumpsHydronics Gas (service only)Hydronics Oil (service only)Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)Commercial Refrigeration (service only)Ground Source Heat Pump Loop InstallerSenior HVAC Efficiency Analyst You can depend on the technicians at Service Experts to be highly qualified and professional to do the work right the first time. Our team has the knowledge and training to not only service and repair your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 905-453-6700 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you comfortable all year long.