The worst thing that could happen to you during winter or summer is the breakdown of your HVAC system. While no one would wish this to happen, it unfortunately does. Your freedom to choose the best repair contractor would be limited in such a situation. You would likely end up settling for just anyone available. There are many reasons however, why you should never think of hiring a contractor who is not ACCA and NATE accredited.
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It is also likely that the contractor you hired during purchase and installation of the system was not well fit for the job. An accredited contractor will always be in a position to advise you about the best type of equipment available. Professional contractors would also inspect any loopholes that are likely to cause failure during the most crucial time. While there are many considerations, you need to look into when choosing a contractor, one of the most important factors to consider is whether he holds the correct certifications.
Air Conditioning Contractors of America, ACCA, is a nationwide certification agency that supports reputable contractors. Together with North American Technician Excellence, NATE, they are non-profit HVAC accreditation entities. These entities strive to list contractors that have passed the mark of excellence.
ACCA has over a whopping 40 years of experience and is concerned with all the activities related to the HVAC industry. They offer their services all over the streets of Washington D.C. and also specialize in door to door services. The agency brings together technicians for training sessions where their skills are fine-tuned for higher levels of accuracy and efficiency. This allows them to handle any complicated issue in a professional manner.
NATE, on the other hand, has been in the industry for over a whopping 20 years and their level of technicians’ preparation is above the board. Technicians are presented with real-world exams based on their knowledge to determine how well they are prepared to fix issues that arise with HVAC systems. Occasionally, experts are also provided with online resources to ensure that their certification is always up to date. Professionals registered with NATE are also required to get recertified every two years.
The purpose of all this training and retraining is to ensure that you only engage the services of a technician who is fully aware of what they are doing. Some of the factors that you should, therefore, look out when hiring a certified contractor include;
- His level of training and experience
- The current rating of expertise and proficiency.
- How well they understand your needs as a customer and the problem at hand
Once you satisfactorily get answers to these three questions, you have the guarantee that your HVAC system will be in safe hands. In case you are in doubt, you can always check out with ACCA and NATE to see whether a particular contractor is registered or not. When it comes to such a fragile and expensive equipment, you would rather be safe than sorry.
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