NATE is more than an acronym. It’s a measure of quality and expertise. North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is a nonprofit industry group founded in 1997. Over the past 20 years, it has become the leading testing service for HVAC contractors in California. Today, there are over 30,000 NATE-certified professionals across the United States. At Hush Air Heating & Air Conditioning in Riverside, CA, we’re proud to say that our technicians are among them. Whether you’re scheduling a tune-up or an AC installation, there are many reasons to work with a NATE-certified contractor.
1. Fewer Callbacks
According to Service Roundtable, NATE-certified technicians have 12.9 percent fewer callbacks related to their HVAC services. In addition to avoiding repeat calls, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that the job will be completed efficiently and accurately.
2. Professional Experience
p>Accredited contractors have 25 percent more experience, which is one reason why they pursue these qualifications. NATE-certified technicians have 5.9 years of experience compared to 4.7 years for non-certified technicians. There are also continuing education requirements.
3. Installation Best Practices
Manufacturers experience 28 percent fewer warranty claims on systems installed by NATE-certified technicians. According to Energy Star, new equipment that’s installed properly lasts longer and operates up to 30 percent more efficiently.
4. Strong Manufacturer Relationships
Original equipment manufacturers, including Trane, encourage their factory-authorized dealers to earn advanced credentials. While NATE certifications aren’t an official requirement, they demonstrate that the company offers superior service.
5. Rebates and Tax Credits
If you’re interested in claiming utility rebates or earning tax credits, you must select efficient products and have them installed by a qualified HVAC contractor. This ensures that the product lives up to its potential and saves you more energy.
Professional HVAC Services in Riverside, CA
Hush Air Heating & Air Conditioning has served residential and commercial customers across the Inland Empire since 1991. You can learn more about our qualifications online or by calling our Riverside office at 951-373-3784.