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What Does NATE Certification Mean for an HVAC Contractor?

nate-logoWe care about our customers. We not only want to provide the best service for them on every job, we want to make sure they feel safe having our experts in their home. This is why we are fully licensed and insured (100% insured for both Liability and Workers Compensation) and do full background checks and drug-testing on all our employees so they earn the Technician Seal of Safety.

One of the most important certifications of quality we have as an HVAC contractor is NATE certification. You might have heard of this before but weren’t certain what it meant. We’ll explain what NATE means and why you only want to work with Los Angeles, CA, HVAC contractors who are NATE-certified.

NATE = North American Technician Excellence

Okay, that explains what the acronym stands for. But what does North American Technician Excellence really mean?

NATE is the country’s largest nonprofit certification organization for HVAC and refrigeration technicians. It administers tests to technicians to see if they have the real-world working knowledge of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems to provide quality service to customers. The tests also check on professional competency. NATE is the only national certification for HVAC that is recognized industry-wide, making it the gold seal for, well, technician excellence.

Why You Only Want to Hire NATE-Certified Technicians

To put it simply, because these technicians have proven they are the best in the business. NATE testing is rigorous and demanding, and a technician must regularly re-test or perform continuing education to maintain certification. A NATE-certified HVAC technician is educated and up-to-date on the latest in heating and air conditioning equipment. You can count on the following benefits when you hire a technician who has earned NATE certification:

  • A job done fast but effectively—no shortcuts!
  • A job that is done right the first time.
  • Current knowledge about the newest systems.
  • Equipment running at peak efficiency.
  • Peace of mind that the work will be done right.

You Don’t Need to Ask for a NATE-Certified Technician When You Call Us

We’re proud of the NATE-certified heating, air conditioning, and ventilation experts on our staff. We wouldn’t dream of sending anyone but the most qualified and skilled technician to your home for service. You can trust you’ll have the best when you work with us. We not only have the certification, we also have the awards to back us up. We’re a seven-time Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017) and are also certified with the EPA, The Gas Company, and Southern California Edison. We are authorized dealers for the finest brands (American Standard, Ruud, Rheem, Samsung, and more), which means we are trusted by the company to install and service their equipment.

We hope this has convinced you that we’re the HVAC contractor in the Los Angeles area and San Fernando Valley you can trust. Along with all our licenses and certifications, we’re also an older home specialist, helping vintage homes receive the best in comfort and electrical service.

Call on our NATE-certified technicians when you need HVAC help. Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical has served Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley since 1990.

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