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HVAC Certifications

Our technicians within our HVAC division are North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certified, members of the Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries, Inc. (IHACI), ESCO Institute EPA Certified, and AC&R Safety Coalition Certified.

NATE is the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating,ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry and the only test supported by the entire industry.

When looking into a heating and air conditioning company, make sure you ask if the company is NATE-Certified to ensure superior installation and maintenance or service of your heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems. NATE-certified technicians are skilled professionals who have proven their knowledge in the HVAC industry by passing the specialized NATE certification tests.

IHACI is a non-profit trade organization in which members subscribe to the organization’s code of ethics:

  1. To execute our business affairs fairly and equitably guided by principles of honesty and integrity
  2. To adhere to all regulations prescribed by all governmental agencies pertaining to our business
  3. To adhere to the policy of employing experienced and competent personnel based on the principles of honesty and integrity
  4. To increase our efficiency through educational programs and to contribute a portion of our time and thought to the advancement of our industry through out association
  5. To maintain the highest level of service and professionalism

Esco Institute certifies individuals through the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) as part of the EPA Section 608 Certification Program.

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that persons who work with regulated refrigerants be certified through the certification exam.

The AC&R Saftey Coalitions R-410A Safety Training and Certification program provides the necessary training and practical knowledge to safely perform service on systems containing R-410A as well as R-407C and other near azeotrophic blends

The EPA has established the phase out of the refrigerant HCFC R-22 with no production or importing beginning in 2020. However, equipment manufacturers must phase out the use of HCFC R-22 in new units by January 1, 2010.

R-410A designed systems employ thicker walled tubing, and compressors capable of withstanding the higher pressures of R-410A. R-410A systems require different installation and service procedures.

What David says about us

Service for new garbage disposal. My ancient garbage disposal quit working, went online to get Bill Howe’s number, immediately received and accepted chat to describe my needs. Prompt call back to schedule an appointment, service tech Allen was out same morning, which was important to fit my work schedule. Job estimate was clear, work done fully to my expectations, area left clean, and price was very fair.
I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.

January 2020


What Michelle says about us

I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!

February 2020


What Mira says about us

Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!

February 2020

Restoration & Flood

What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.

August 2019

Heating & Cooling

What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019


What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

July 2019