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What Makes a Good Technician?

With a industry filled with HVAC Contractors how do you know who to call? What about a company such as NRG Heating and Air Conditioning makes them trustworthy for all your HVAC problems?

When it comes to repairing residential or commercial HVAC issues it’s important to find a qualified technician experienced in the industry. Having a technician with thorough knowledge in this field ensures that your expensive mechanical equipment is handled correctly, safely, and avoids further potential damage to HVAC machine(s). Listed below are traits, listed on angieslist, to look for in technicians when deciding what HVAC company to contact:

  • Licensed HVAC Technicians- serves as proof for requirements needed such as education fulfillment, apprenticeship, safety hazard awareness, etc. Depending in the state you live in these requirements are subject to change and/or vary.
  • NATE Certification- The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification is a nationally recognized  certification for HVAC technicians. Although not legally required it is widely respected as it shows validation of a technician’s knowledge. The certification is obtained by passing a knowledge-based exam targeting general information or specialty areas (Ex: air conditioning or furnaces).
  • EPA Certification-  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all technicians with access to a  A/C coolants such as R-22 or R-410A, to have this certification. HVAC technicians cannot legally buy or work with proper coolants without this credential. The certification allows technicians to work mindfully around coolants with high pressures, to have proper disposal procedures, and to maintain the environment clean which is legally required in the Clean Air Act.

When deciding whether a company like NRG Heating and Air Conditioning has reliable and good technicians, referencing to the traits above will provide you with the information needed. These requirements are created to maintain the safety of both the technicians and yourself so they should not be overlooked instead prioritized.

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