What Nate-Certification Is and Why It Matters Published on November 08, 2016 Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City always writes about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it actually mean? NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, as mentioned on their website, is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and refrigeration technicians. The organization was developed nearly 20 years ago and is 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 voluntary and technicians can work in the heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration industry without being NATE-certified. It’s important to Mountainwest Service Experts that our experts are NATE-certified to ensure we are sending the most qualified and skilled technicians into your home. To make sure professionals meet these standards, the NATE-certification exams validate real-world working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems for technicians. The tests are knowledge-based tests that assess the technician’s knowledge of these subjects. Since Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only particular areas applicable to our technicians. NATE test candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in one or more of the talent areas listed below: Air ConditioningAir DistributionGas HeatingOil HeatingHeat PumpsHydronics Gas (service only)Hydronics Oil (service only)Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)Commercial Refrigeration (service only)Ground Source Heat Pump Loop InstallerSenior HVAC Efficiency Analyst You can be confident the technicians at Mountainwest Service Experts to be highly qualified and professional to do the job right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and training to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the high quality of care of your equipment. Call 385-399-0280 to have one of our NATE-certified technicians come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.