Your HVAC system provides you essential heating, ventilation and cooling services to keep you comfortable all year long. When it’s time for maintenance, a repair or an HVAC replacement, you don’t want just any old Tom, Dick, or Harry working in your home. Make sure your contractor sends a skilled technician with the right HVAC certifications and credentials.
Becoming certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) organization is the pinnacle which career-minded HVAC technicians strive. NATE isn’t a technical school but, rather, an organization founded on the principles of HVAC training, achievement, and continued education for the advancement of HVAC services and technologies.
When your HVAC technician or contractor is NATE certified, it means that he or she has the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to service, repair and install HVAC systems, from standard models to home-automated “smart” systems.
Another prominent certification to look for in your technician is the HVAC Excellence certification. For more than 20 years, this nonprofit organization’s goal has been to improve the competency of the HVAC workforce through the validation of technical education. HVAC Excellence certifications include Professional Level Certifications, Master Specialist Certifications, and Specialty Certifications which cover energy efficiency, safety, and sustainable concepts.
EPA 608 Certification
The magic elixir of your A/C system is the refrigerant. The refrigerant uses the natural properties of heat movement to absorb heat from your home to cool it down. In recent years, the HVAC industry has seen refrigerant advancements with the introduction of the ozone-friendly R-410A (known by the brand name Puron). R-410A replaced the age-old R-22 Freon brand.
In order to handle refrigerants, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires contractors and technicians to pass a written exam to carry 608 certification. There are three levels of certification and testing. Without a certification credential, HVAC technicians and contractors can’t purchase refrigerants.
At Powers Heating & Air, our technicians carry current HVAC certifications and participate in ongoing education. Our goal is to provide you the very best service, repairs, and installation available. Contact us today for HVAC services for your Peachtree City-area home!
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about certifications and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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