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NATE Advantage Newsletter October 2014

06 Nov 2014

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October 2014: Using the NATE Resources

As heating season is quickly upon us, take some time to learn about how the NATE resources can help you in your business. Below is information on NATE certification, Spanish exams, and NATE testing providers.

In This Issue…

  • NATE Certification Renewal
  • Spanish Exams
  • NATE Testing Providers
  • Thermostat Recycling
  • Help Wanted

That’s hot! 95% AFUE Gas Pack for Roof or Slab

Yes, a condensing gas/electric unit does exist. NORDYNE model R8HE delivers 95% AFUE two-stage heating and 14 SEER cooling. Condensate is piped below the frost line, eliminating concerns of condensate freezing. See how we did it at nordyne.com.

Have You Renewed Your NATE Certification?

NATE TestingDid your NATE certifications expire this year? Did you renew? Note that recertification is not automatic. You must submit a recertification application and the appropriate fees to recertify. But with our new lower recertification fee starting at just $25, it’s easier and cheaper than ever. Just visit www.mynate.org or call us at 877-420-6283 to see if you already have the 16 training hours needed to renew today for just $25 for the first certification, and $5 for each additional certification.

NATE Paper Spanish Exams Now Available in Time for Fall Testing Season

Paper exams for the Spanish versions of the NATE Core exam and Service exams for the Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, and Gas Heating specialties are now available.

To view the KATEs in Spanish, click here.

Testing Organizations can order paper and online exams in Spanish via www.mynate.org.

Reminder: HVACR Contractors May Be Eligible to Serve as NATE Testing Providers

NATE LogoA contractor may apply to become a NATE Testing Organization if it meets the criteria as described in the in the NATE Testing Organization and Proctor Guidelines and

  1. Have at least 25 technicians;
  2. Have an individual outside of the service department and who does not have hiring, firing or supervisor responsibilities over the technicians who will act as the proctor for exams (i.e. an individual from the finance department);
  3. Agree to conduct at least one (1) test session per calendar year to remain an active testing organization.

Serving as a NATE testing provider can save you time and money. That is because proctoring NATE exams for your technicians means you can order the tests directly from NATE. It also means that as the weather or your business needs change, you can host testing at a time that works best for you and your staff.

For more information, visit www.natex.org/tester.

Would you Throw 1,000 CFL Bulbs into the Trash?

Mercury thermostats contain approximately 1,000x more mercury than a CFL bulb. Think about that every time you replace a mercury thermostat. You wouldn’t throw 1,000 CFL bulbs in the trash, would you?

As an industry-funded non-profit, Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s (TRC) mercury thermostat recycling program provides a free and easy way for you to comply with state law to dispose of mercury thermostats at your local HVAC wholesaler. If you reside in a mandatory HVAC wholesaler/distributor state, then they are required by law to take mercury thermostats off your hands at no cost to you.

Visit www.thermostat-recycle.org to find out more.

Help Wanted

Put down the newspaper, hang up the phone, and log on to the NATE Career Center. Technicians with current ICE and NATE certifications can post their resumes for free at the NATE Career Center and employers can search the resume bank for potential candidates or place job postings for a nominal fee.

Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level.

Job postings:

  • Installation Manager

    GRC Mechanical Services

    S. Hackensack, NJ

  • Service Technician

    Aire Rite

    Huntington Beach, CA

  • HVACR Technician

    Nance International

    Beaumont, TX

  • HVAC Service Technician

    Lochridge-Priest, Inc.

    Waco, TX

  • HVAC Technician

    Applewood Plumbing

    Denver, CO

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