NCI Certified System Performance

Heating & Cooling Certification Program

HVAC Contractors – there’s now a third-party certification for installs and renovations.  You can prove you’re the best, and offer your customers something your competitors can’t.

"Don't Just Promise Performance, Prove It!™"
"Don't Just Promise Performance, Prove It!™"
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Certified System Performance Overview 

NCI CEO, Dominick Guarino, takes you through a guided video tour of what Certified System Performance is and how to get started.

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Program Overview Video

Introducing the NCI Certified System Performance program.  From National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI), this program is the first in the HVAC Industry that allows contractors to document real system performance and get third party certification on their installations and system renovations. 

How the Program Works

There are two simple, essential components: 1 – Contractors that are trained, certified and among the best. 2 – Third party online certification system. 

Your Customer's Benefits

You’ll be able to promise and deliver on written proof that their HVAC system is operating at peak performance and offer real energy savings and comfort.

Your Benefits

Whether you are in the service and replacement business, new construction, or both, NCI Certified System Performance can truly enhance your offering and differentiate your company in your marketplace.

Are You Ready to Step up?

The typical HVAC system operates at a delivered efficiency of less than 57%!  After an NCI Certified contractor renovates the system, the average delivered efficiency exceeds 85%.

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Typical HVAC System

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NCI Certified HVAC System

Over 85% Efficiency!

Service Agreements

Service Agreements

Helps sell extended service agreements with little effort

Government Programs

Government Programs

Move light-years ahead of Government-Efficiency programs

Record Keeping

Record Keeping

Provides accurate online record-keeping

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It’s as easy as one, two, three.  Click on any of the icons to learn more.

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Contractor Enrollment

NCI Certified System Performance is not an exclusionary program as there are no protected territories, exorbitant franchise fees, etc.  However, a NCI Certified System Performance contractor must meet the qualifications outlined below to be accepted into the program:

  • The contractractor must employ one or more NCI-certified technicians.  Technician must be certified in Residential System Performance.
  • Must possess the required tools and instruments
  • Must agree to the terms and conditions of the NCI Certified System Performance program and the program’s Code of Ethics.
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Contractor Enrollment

NCI Certified System Performance is not an exclusionary program as there are no protected territories, exorbitant franchise fees, etc.  However, a NCI Certified System Performance contractor must meet the qualifications outlined below to be accepted into the program:

  • The contractractor must employ one or more NCI-certified technicians.  Technician must be certified in Residential System Performance.
  • Must possess the required tools and instruments
  • Must agree to the terms and conditions of the NCI Certified System Performance program and the program’s Code of Ethics.

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Test, Sell, and Perform the Work

On an existing system, you’ll use NCI diagnostic tests to identify high-value opportunities for improvements.  Involving the customer up front typically helps the work sell itself, and NCI provides customer collateral to help you close the sale.

Then you’ll use many of the best practices taught by NCI to complete the installation or renovation work.

On a new construction project, you’ll use NCI principles and applicable industry standards to design a high-performing HVAC system.

2. Test, Sell, and Perform the Work
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Test, Sell, and Perform the Work

On an existing system, you’ll use NCI diagnostic tests to identify high-value opportunities for improvements.  Involving the customer up front typically helps the work sell itself, and NCI provides customer collateral to help you close the sale.

Then you’ll use many of the best practices taught by NCI to complete the installation or renovation work.

On a new construction project, you’ll use NCI principles and applicable industry standards to design a high-performing HVAC system.

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Test, Sell, and Perform the Work

The final step is to perform a ComfortMaxx Verify™ test to determine if the system’s Cooling System Performance Score or Heating System Performance Score and other key performance indicators qualify for certification.  If the system passes, you can apply the provided labels and complete the certification process in the same visit.

3. Test-Out and Label the System
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Test, Sell, and Perform the Work

The final step is to perform a ComfortMaxx Verify™ test to determine if the system’s Cooling System Performance Score or Heating System Performance Score and other key performance indicators qualify for certification.  If the system passes, you can apply the provided labels and complete the certification process in the same visit.