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What is NATE?

By the end of 2007, all of Flame’s technicians will be NATE certified. No other heating & cooling contractors in Michigan has more than 25% of their techs. certified.

What NATE Certification all about?

Consumers demand technician excellence. NATE-certified technicians deliver!
Consumer Reports, May 2001, notes “It’s a plus if technicians are certified by North American Technician Excellence…”

Do you want a dependable, skilled technician to service your home comfort system? If you said “yes,” that’s not surprising, 87% of consumers do.

And that’s where North American Technician Excellence NATE, comes in.

NATE-certified technicians are skilled, third-party-certified professionals, the best in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration industry. If you want one, ask the contractor you call if he employs NATE-certified technicians. If he does, ask him to send one out to your home; if he doesn’t, make another call. Remember, you can rely on NATE-certified technicians for skilled, thorough, and dependable service.

Don’t you deserve the best?
There are NATE-certified installation and service technicians in every state of the Union and parts of Canada–23,000 technicians nationwide. Consumers want dependable service and installation on home comfort systems, and contractors who employ NATE-certified technicians offer the consumer the best people the HVAC/R industry has. Many consumers ask for NATE-certified technicians, and so should you.

The NATE Air Conditioning Excellence test is rigorous, and taking it is voluntary. Technicians, contractors, manufacturers, utilities, educators, wholesalers and leading industry trade associations support the tests. Industry organizations have given NATE’s testing committee their expert input. NATE’s series of heat pump, air distribution, air conditioning, oil heating, and gas heating tests certify technicians in those areas.

Tests are given at any one of 700+ sites nationwide and technicians can sign up to take them through local chapters of trade organizations such as Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, or local distributors. Lasergrade testing facilities offer the electronic test nationwide.

Tell your contractor you want a NATE-certified technician for your service or installation needs, and give yourself peace of mind. Today, more than ever, technicians need extensive knowledge and a wide skill-base to successfully install and service the sophisticated and computerized heating and cooling systems. Proper education and training are crucial–but how does a homeowner measure success? The best way is through a nationally recognized certification program, NATE, which is supported by all segments of the heating and cooling industry through NATE-certification.

Consumers, demand the best! NATE-certified technicians can show they’re the best by displaying their NATE-patches, because NATE-certification means customer assurance.

Ask for a NATE-certified technician! Rest easy when you have a NATE-certified technician on the job, because certification means you’re getting the best installation and service from highly skilled, knowledgeable, and qualified technicians for maximum comfort and economy in your HVAC/R system.

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