January 9, 2009
NATE Launches Consumer Site
NATE's new Web site serves as an educational resource designed to raise consumer awareness of NATE and the value of hiring a certified technician. Dedicated sections address frequently asked heating and cooling needs, provide homeowners with resources related to installation and maintenance, and offer informative tips that may even protect your family. Featured on the site is NATE’s contractor locator, which helps you find the nearest residential and/or light commercial HVAC/R contractor employing a high percentage of NATE-certified technicians. An energy savings calculator allows you to plug in your home comfort system information, which is then compared to newer, more efficient systems.
NATE (North American Technician Excellence), headquartered in Arlington, VA, was founded in 1997 and is the nation’s largest independent, third-party non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE-certified technicians are skilled professionals who have proven their knowledge in the HVAC/R industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests. We’re dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of choosing certified HVAC/R professionals.