Getting Started with NATE

The following four pages will define NATE Certification, clarify how NATE relates to the HVACR industry, and explain which NATE Certifications are available to you.

First, thank you for your interest in HVAC training. For those who are new to the industry, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Some people will also use the acronym HVACR, which adds refrigeration at the end. These systems are the mechanical systems that provide heating, ventilating, and air conditioning for office buildings, industrial buildings, apartment buildings, hospitals, and any other facility we work in or visit. HVAC Certifications exist to provide safe and healthy building conditions.

The three central functions of heating, ventilating, and air condition are interrelated, especially with the need to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality within reasonable installation, operation, and maintenance costs. In a sense, proficiency in HVAC is a valuable foundation for someone working in the building industry – and certainly within the sustainability industry.

The rest of this page will show you how building professionals are taking their knowledge to the next level with an HVAC Certification, the most widely accepted of which being NATE Certification.

Getting Started with NATE Series

Page 1: Introduction (This Page)
Page 2: Defining HVAC Systems
Page 3: What is NATE?
Page 4: NATE Certifications Explained
Page 5: Benefits of NATE Certification

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