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Insist on a NATE-Certified Technician When You're Replacing Your A/C -- The Job's Too Important

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Replacing the heating and air conditioning system in your home or business is a significant undertaking. You may be making an emergency replacement after an unexpected system failure, or you could be upgrading to a better and more efficient system to save money and achieve better heating/cooling performance. Whatever your reason, relying on a qualified installation professional such as a NATE-certified technician will ensure that your new cooling equipment is installed to operate at its best level of efficiency, effectiveness and safety.

NATE certified cleveland hvac technicianNATE (North American Technician Excellence) is an industry-recognized testing and certification organization for practicing technicians in the HVAC industry. A NATE-certified technician has proven his or her technical expertise and practical abilitythrough rigorous testing that demonstrates both general and specialized knowledge. A NATE-certified technician further demonstrates a genuine interest in HVAC work, along with commitment to technical excellence and the best standards and practices of the HVAC industry.

To achieve NATE certification, a technician must pass a comprehensive test of general knowledge of heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration. The tech must also pass at least one additional examination in an HVAC specialty focusing on installation or service.

A NATE-certified technician will frequently obtain a specialty in areas such as:

  • Air conditioning
  • Heat pumps (air source or geothermal)
  • Gas or oil heating
  • Commercial refrigeration
  • Ventilation
  • System efficiency

Since its founding in 1997, NATE has certified thousands of technicians and HVAC experts throughout the United States. Customers can rely on NATE-certified technicians to do the job right the first time. For example:

  • In customer satisfaction surveys, those who use NATE techs consistently rate their performance higher than those of non-NATE technicians.
  • Customers have indicated 25 percent greater levels of satisfaction with the work performed by a NATE tech.
  • NATE professionals have almost 13 percent fewer callbacks than non-NATE techs.

With more than 75 years of experience in the HVAC industry, P. K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling knows how important it is to have a NATE-certified technician keeping the air conditioner working in your northeast Ohio home. Contact us today for more information on what NATE certification means to you or to schedule A/C installation, maintenance or service from one of our professional NATE technicians.

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Paul WadsworthPaul Wadsworth is the President and Owner of P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling. For 37 years, Paul has been providing heating and cooling services to the Greater Cleveland area. P.K. Wadsworth has been a trusted Cleveland HVAC service company for 75 years. The company understand the area's construction and local heating and air conditioning needs. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He's been President of the Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a founding member of the local chapter. Paul was born and raised in Cleveland and has been active in the local community. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two sons.

The opinions and statements contained in this article are for general informational purposes only and are not instructions. Only trained, licensed and experienced personnel should attempt installation/repair. The author assumes no liability for the opinions/statements made in this article. Any individual attempting a repair or installation based on this article does so at their own risk of loss.

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