Dealing with contractors makes many homeowners nervous. We've all heard stories about unscrupulous contractors overcharging customers for inadequate products and poor service, and when this happens, it can be difficult or impossible for you to recover any of the money you paid the contractor. Taking the guesswork out of hiring an HVAC contractor is easier than you think, though. All you need to do is look for NATE certification.
NATE stands for "North American Technician Excellence." The program is the brainchild of top HVAC industry professionals, and it was created as a means of standardizing service and providing customers with a reliable way to identify superior products and service providers. It has been introduced throughout the HVAC industry, from equipment manufacturers right down to the contractors and technicians who sell and install it.
For a contractor or technician to earn NATE certification, he or she must demonstrate an elite level of technical knowledge relating to HVAC system design, maintenance, installation and repair. This is achieved through a rigorous series of exams and tests that only the best and most knowledgeable professionals can pass.
The advantages of working with a contractor who has earned NATE certification are proven:
- You can eliminate guesswork when choosing a contractor and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing you've hired the best available professional.
- You can save money by reducing or eliminating the need for future service calls.
- Your system will perform at a higher level of efficiency throughout its life, which will save you money on your utility bills.
- You add value to your home.
With a company history extending back to 1976, we at Comfort Services have a long and proven track record of providing residents of the Columbia area with superior service at affordable prices. We are proud to be part of the NATE certification program, an undertaking we participate in as part of our comprehensive service guarantee. If you need to service or replace your existing home heating and cooling equipment and you need reliable advice and service, please contact us.