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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2016) – United Mechanical is now a North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Testing Organization.

A NATE testing organization is an organization that agrees to follow the NATE testing protocols, offers at least one testing session a year and has a minimum of one NATE-approved proctor.

“At United Mechanical, we understand the importance of continuing education, and we require all of our technicians to be NATE certified,” said Mike Clark, president of United Mechanical. “One of the obstacles we found to obtaining NATE certifications was the limited amount of testing facilities in the area. We are very excited to offer this advantage to not only our employees but to all local HVACR technicians looking to be NATE certified.”

Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest industry-endorsed, nonprofit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE-approved testing organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada offer NATE tests which validate a technician’s knowledge and a training program’s instruction.

Candidates may earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronics gas, hydronics oil, commercial refrigeration, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the international ground source heat pump test.

Founded in 1987, United Mechanical, Inc. is a full-service, state-licensed, mechanical contractor offering HVAC and plumbing expertise to the commercial, governmental, healthcare, industrial and institutional sectors in new construction, remodels and equipment upgrades across Southwest Florida. The firm handles all aspects of a project, from estimating, planning, scheduling, supervision and quality control, through service and maintenance. United Mechanical has LEED certified and professional engineers on staff.

United Mechanical’s residential services include 24-hour emergency air conditioning service, preventative maintenance, repair, new heating and cooling systems, and replacement, indoor air quality solutions and air condition financing.

For more information, call 239-939-4502 or visit www.umihvac.com.