Every principal technician of the Milwaukee Rheem Team dealer network has recently earned the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification for the installation and service of a/c equipment and systems.

According to NATE, an independent, non-profit national organization, the Milwaukee team is the only HVACR dealer group in the country in which every dealer member employs technicians who are NATE certified.

“This is a significant achievement for the Rheem Team program and underscores our commitment to providing homeowners and small businesses with the highest-quality service support,” said Gary Wehunt, marketing programs manager for Rheem’s a/c division.

Only 68 percent of those taking NATE certification tests pass, and of the approximate 400,000 HVAC technicians in the United States, only 15,000 are NATE certified.

The voluntary exams test a technicians knowledge in the fundamentals of electricity, heat transfer, safety and HVAC system components and diagnostics.