You should always hire a professional contractor when you need heating repair in West Deptford, NJ. But… what exactly sets a professional apart from the amateurs? And even among the professionals, how can you pinpoint the ones with the best training?
It’s wise to be cautions regarding the credentials of anyone whom you are considering hiring to handle as important a task as taking care of a home heating system. But there is an easy path to finding quality repair: make sure to call a contractor who employs NATE-certified technicians.
SPS Mechanical Inc. takes pride in offering a staff with experienced NATE-certified repair specialists on call 24 hours a day. Make us your first call for heating repair.
What does NATE-certification mean?
NATE stands for “North American Technical Excellence.” It is the only certification recognized throughout the HVAC industry. The NATE Technical Committee that oversees certification is comprised of industry experts from around the nation. The rigorous test that applicants must pass covers a wide variety of topics to make sure that anyone who earns certification has the training for real-world application of their skills with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. As of January 2014, NATE certification lasts for two years, after which a technician must earn 16 hours of specially related continuing education within a two-year period or opt to re-take the test.
Examples of NATE-certification test questions: “What is the CFM requirements of an 1,800-ft house with 8-ft ceilings if five air changes per hour are needed?” “How fast does air with the velocity pressure of 0.20 in w.g. move through a square duct?” and “A sling psychrometer uses two glass-stem thermometers. One measures dry-bulb and the other measures _____.”
But the NATE-certification test also covers proper customer service and procedures. A technician who has passed the NATE-certification test has demonstrated proper and clear communication skills with customers and knows how to handle other routines of the job away from the technical aspects.
With NATE-certified help for your heating, you know you are getting what the rest of the HVAC world recognizes as “the best.” How can I tell if a contractor employs NATE-certified technicians? Any contractor proud of its NATE-certified employees will display a NATE badge on their website.
Where can I find NATE-certified technicians?
Right here at SPS Mechanical Inc.! Not only do we have certified technicians, but we are also a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. We have the skills required to deliver the repairs you need for cooling and heating in West Deptford, NJ. Call us any time of the day or night.