Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air in San Antonio always talks about how our technicians are NATE-certified, and while it sounds encouraging, what does it truly mean?
NATE is an abbreviation for North American Technician Excellence and, as stated 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 certified by NATE. The certification is discretionary and technicians can provide heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration services without being certified by NATE.
It’s important to Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air that our team is NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and trained technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these criteria, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The tests are knowledge-based exams that assess the technician’s knowledge of these standards.
Since Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only particular areas applicable to our technicians. NATE assessment candidates may earn 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 rely on the technicians at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air to be highly trained and professional to do the project 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 210-404-4233 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC equipment is prepared to keep you comfy all year long.