Certifications

Our lengthy time in business has taught us many lessons as to why certifications are important. Please take some time to review the organizations which certify our technicians and our business' integrity. We work for quality, comfort and your satisfaction.

  • Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Adirondack Chapter

    RSES Thermal Associates

    Member since 1988

    The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), established in 1933, is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals.

    RSES’ mission is to provide opportunities for enhanced technical competence by offering comprehensive, cutting-edge education and certification to our members and the HVACR industry.

  • International Ground Source Heat Pump Association

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

    The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is a non-profit, member-driven organization established in 1987 to advance ground source heat pump (GSHP) technology on local, state, national and international levels. Headquartered on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, IGSHPA utilizes state-of-the-art facilities for conducting GSHP system installation training and geothermal research. With its access to the most current advancements in the geothermal industry, IGSHPA is the ideal bridge between the latest technology and the people who benefit from these developments.

  • Better Business Bureau

    Thermal Associates Better Business HVAC

    Thermal Associates has been awarded an A+ rating consistently over the years.

    Our Vision:
    An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other.

    Mission:
    Create a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models, and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.

  • Geothermal Exchange Organization

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

     The Voice of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry in the United States.  As a non-profit trade association, we promote the manufacture, design and installation of GeoExchange® systems—the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology in the world.

    Government affairs and public outreach strategies pursued by GEO are more important than ever to knocking down barriers to industry growth, maintaining progress already won, and securing new opportunities. GEO advocacy successfully increased tax credits for residential geothermal heat pump installations from $300 to 30% of system costs. And through our efforts, geothermal heat pumps are increasingly recognized as a renewable energy technology alongside wind and solar, ensuring an integral role in meeting future government energy and environmental goals.

  • Electric & Gas Industries Association

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

    The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions through the home improvement and renewable energy industries.

    EGIA serves a rapidly-growing nationwide network of contractors, regional distributors, product manufacturers and other trade allies delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to millions of homes and businesses.  EGIA is also a recognized leader in delivering sponsored demand management and resource efficiency services on behalf of electric, gas, water utilities and municipalities.  EGIA services include financing, rebate program administration and rebate processing; contractor network management, training and certification; and sales channel development and support.

  • National Federation of Independent Business

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

    The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.

    NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB also gives its members a power in the marketplace. By pooling the purchasing power of its members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs. NFIB also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.

  • North American Technician Excellence

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

    North American Technician Excellence (NATE) headquartered in Arlington, VA., was founded in 1997 and is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE is the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the HVACR industry.

    NATE’s certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVAC and HVACR systems and candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in one or more specialty areas. NATE certification tests are developed by the NATE technical committee. The NATE technical committee is comprised of industry experts who developed and oversee NATE’s Knowledge Areas of Technician Expertise (KATEs). Each exam is developed based on these knowledge areas of expertise. 

  • New York Geothermal Energy Organization

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

    NY-GEO is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to geothermal heating and cooling. Our members include geo designers, installers, manufacturers, drillers consultants and distributors who are interested in promoting the use of ground-source heat pumps to heat and cool buildings in New York State.

    NY-GEO has created a state-wide organization focused on raising the visibility and understanding of the geothermal heat pump technology. As stakeholders, they know understanding the features and benefits associated with geothermal heat pumps results in a genuine excitement about the technology.

  • The Indoor Energy & Efficiency Association

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

    ACCA is a non-profit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. They work together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.

    Their roots stretch back to the early part of the 20th century, and the organization was incorporated in its present form over 40 years ago. As the leading indoor environment contracting association, in addition to providing direct services and benefits to our members, they actively serve the entire industry.

  • Trusted Geothermal Manufacturer

    Thermal Associates Geothermal Certifications

    The GeoPro designation signifies that an independent WaterFurnace dealer has committed to maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction, employee training and quality. Only a portion of dealers are invited to join the GeoPro program and each receives a rating based on geothermal experience, training and customer satisfaction. No other geothermal manufacturer does it. That's one reason more people trust the WaterFurnace brand for their homes than any other geothermal manufacturer.