Help! What Accreditations Should My HVAC Company Have?

Your home is your castle and you likely carefully evaluate service providers you hire to assist you in maintaining your kingdom. To keep your HVAC system properly maintained and in good working order, you need the services of an HVAC service provider. As you begin to research, which of the many licenses, certifications and authorizations are most important? What types of HVAC certifications are true indicators you can trust a company to maintain your HVAC system and ensure the safety of your home?  

Here’s an overview of what you should be looking for in your next HVAC provider:

Look for NATE certification and other technical expertise certifications.

  • NATE Certification – The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification is the nationally recognized and respected certification, while not legally required, is a strong indicator of the quality level you will be receiving from your choice of HVAC technician.
  • HVAC Excellence Certification – This common HVAC certification requires a certain level of experience and even offers a professional level and master level certification.
  • EPA 608 certification – This HVAC certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a requirement for all professionals with access to systems storing refrigerant, including A/C coolant such as R-22 or R-410A.

Official authorization of top equipment manufacturers indicates you will receive the best equipment if needed. When your prospective HVAC service provider has an official authorization from a top equipment manufacturer, you will receive the best equipment as well as work with technicians fully versed in your equipment as well as its warranties.

Keep an eye out for qualities indicating longevity and a customer service philosophy. Family-owned and operated businesses, customer testimonials and decades in the HVAC business are all great indicators of a sound partner to assist you with your HVAC service and installation needs. As you research the companies, look at companies placing an emphasis on customer service. These are the companies striving to ensure you’re happy with their services.

Stiles Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing is a family-owned and operated HVAC service provider serving the homeowners of Athens and its surrounding neighborhoods since 1974. Our technicians are NATE-certified and hold a multitude of other HVAC certifications. We are an authorized Carrier dealer and our goal is to provide you with the best in HVAC service at every opportunity.

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