There’s an old saying that breaks down like this:
And that’s how it is with HVAC technicians. Sure, there’s a cheap option. But look at what HVAC technicians do:
- Begin by asking the customer to describe the problem – which may be to do with heating, ventilation, or air conditioning
- Diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. To do that, you have to know what you’re doing and you have to understand the equipment you’re looking at
- Tell the customer what it will cost, and what the customer will get for that
- Repair or replace equipment, components, or wiring. Now you REALLY have to know what you’re doing
- Carry out preventative maintenance tasks
To be able to do those things effectively, the technician needs experience – but experience alone is not enough. All our technicians are NATE certified; they either have an associate's degree from an accredited technical or trade school or they’ve been through an apprenticeship program lasting anywhere from three to five years with both practical job experience and classroom instruction – and THEN they have to satisfy NATE (North American Technician Excellence) that they really do have the competences they need if they’re to be let loose on your system.
We’re talking about gas piped into the home. We’re talking about equipment on full mains electric power. No-one – certainly not Climate Control Services – wants you to pay more than you need to to get good, reliable, SAFE service. But let’s not take chances on something so inherently charged with risk.