Editor’s Note: The following remarks were made on The NEWS’group,The NEWS Network, on LinkedIn. These comments are concerning North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and NATE certification.

Recognizes Geothermal Work Too

NATE is a critical entity for the geothermal HVAC industry. Fossil system interests famously discount geo operating efficiencies, and organizations like NATE provide training and nonbrand credibility to the geo option by providing a platform for 4-plus COP 25-plus EER geo install training guidelines. We are proud to provide NATE-recognized geo installer trainings at Water Energy!

Martin Orio
V.P. Business Development
Water Energy Distributors Inc.
Greater Boston Area


Marketing Tool Yes, Proof of Proficiency No

NATE is a good marketing tool, another feather in the cap to bring comfort to the home and business owner.

As a contractor, I review the service techs that I have hired (and fired), and I can’t say that the NATE certification was evidence of proficiency.

Tom Bynum
HVAC Consultant / Project Manager at AAA Bynum Services
Greater Detroit Area

Publication date: 02/20/2012