Why Selecting a Contractor With ACCA and NATE Accreditation Is Important

HVAC contractor tests an HVAC system for a homeowner to ensure it is energy efficient.

What is the worst thing that could happen to your home in the middle of summer?

Your air conditioning unit fails you.

There you are, sweating and uncomfortable, wishing you had implemented a plan to prepare for such an event. As we transition from the spring into the heat of summer, it becomes increasingly important to have a plan in place to ensure you are not stuck with no AC in the middle of August heat. How do you prepare?

One of the most important questions you can ask yourself is: What contractor should I use? When selecting a contractor, it is imperative to consider whether your contractor is certified and which certifications they currently hold.

There are many factors to take into consideration when selecting an honest, reliable contractor, some of which include:

  • What experience and level of training do they have?
  • Where does their level of proficiency and expertise currently stand?
  • Do they understand the problem and your needs as a customer?

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) are two nationwide, nonprofit HVAC accreditations that support many of the values found in reputable contractors.

 

acca

Air Conditioning Contractors of America 

 

ACCA prides itself on its history. With over 40 years of experience, the organization is actively involved with all aspects of the HVAC industry, from the streets of Washington D.C. all the way to your home. ACCA promotes rigorous, comprehensive training of their accredited technicians, and brings together technicians through onsite and online community training sessions, where contractors are able to fine-tune their skills to ensure efficiency and accuracy. Technicians are held to a high standard of proficiency to ensure they are thoroughly prepared to fix the problem in a timely manner. Search for a professional contractor in your area here.

 

nateNorth American Technician Excellence

 

NATE has been involved with the HVAC industry for the past 20 years and prides itself on preparing technicians with rigorous, real world, knowledge-based exams to ensure they are prepared to fix problems associated with HVAC systems. NATE provides technicians with online resources to further ensure that their certifications remains up-to-date and relevant to the needs of their customers. Additionally, NATE technicians are required to continue their education by getting recertified every two years. Search for a NATE-certified contractor in your area here.

Determining which contractor to use is a difficult decision. Choosing a contractor who is not certified, though, could end up costing you big time. With this in mind, it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure you are making an educated decision when choosing a contractor. Luckily, both ACCA and NATE have high expectations for their technicians and value the needs of their customers by providing proficient technicians to fix the problem right the first time.

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2 thoughts on “Why Selecting a Contractor With ACCA and NATE Accreditation Is Important

  1. Jack,

    Great question. Sensi does work with AC and heat pump systems. Also Sensi’s storage temperatures are as follows: -20° to 150°F, 0% – 90% RH non-condensing. I know Mesa can get pretty hot but I’d still be surprised if you go over 150 indoors even without running the system. And I’m assuming the humidity wouldn’t be an issue.

    Hope this helps!

  2. I was hoping to find information on the Sensi wifi thermostat. We have a a/c with heat pump. Can your sensi wifi thermostat work with that. What is the max temperature for summer storage when we go back to Canada? ur place is in Mesa AZ.
    Thank you

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