What Nate-Certification Is and Why It Matters Published on November 08, 2016 Coastal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Savannah always tells you about how our team of experts are NATE-certified, and while it sounds comforting, what does it truly mean? NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and, according to 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 technicians 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 Coastal Service Experts that our team is NATE-certified to be sure we are sending the most qualified and professional technicians into your home. To make sure technicians meet these standards, the NATE-certification assessments validate real-world working knowledge of HVACR systems for technicians. The assessments are knowledge-based exams that assess the technician’s knowledge of these criteria. Since Coastal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning focuses on the HVAC side of NATE-certification instead of refrigeration, there are only certain areas pertinent to our technicians. NATE test candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in one or more of the skill 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 count on the technicians at Coastal Service Experts to be highly qualified and professional to do the project right the first time. Our crew has the knowledge and qualifications to not only fix and service your HVAC systems, but to take the ultimate care of your equipment. Call 912-208-2399 to have one of our NATE-certified experts come out and make sure your HVAC unit is prepared to keep you feeling good all year long.