What does NATE Certified mean?

Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE is the certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVAC industry. NATE certified technicians are highly recognized in the HVAC industry.

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Why Hire NATE Certified?

NATE certified technicians will also size and install your system so that it operates at peak efficiency, saving you money and energy.   Why does this matter?  According to www.energystar.gov, improper installation of your HVAC equipment can reduce its efficiency by up to 30%!  This means higher utility bills and a shorter life for your equipment.


NATE Tests. Others Train. Nate Certified

NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, our NATE exams represent HVAC topics pertinent to contractors, educators, manufacturers and utilities alike.

All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge. NATE candidates may earn Installation and/or Service certification in one or more SPECIALTY areas, including:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Distribution
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Hydronics Gas
  • Hydronics Oil
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst

*NATE encourages the employment of NATE certified technicians for superior installation and maintenance or service of heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems. NATE certified technicians have proven their knowledge in the HVAC industry by passing specialized NATE certification tests; however, NATE does not directly supervise or employ technicians, and does not endorse or guarantee their work or performance.  As a result, NATE disclaims any liability related to services performed by an individual technician or recommended employer.


NATE Certified San Diego HVAC Contractor


R & C Heating & Air is proud to be a NATE Certified Registered HVAC Contractor in San Diego specializing in Heating & Air Conditioning Install, Repair and Maintenance.

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