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When hiring an accredited heat pump installer, the most important accreditation they should possess is a TQ ticket (refrigeration mechanic). Also, look for the following credentials:

For air-to-air heat pump systems:

  • TECA Quality First Forced Air Guidelines Course
  • HRAI SkillTech Residential Heat Loss/Gain and Air System Design Courses
  • ASTT Registered Applied Science Technologist, Mechanical

For air-to-water heat pump systems:

  • TECA Quality First Hydronics and Combo Course
  • HRAI SkillTech Residential Heat Loss/Gain and Radiant Hydronics Design Courses
  • ASTT Registered applied Science Technologist, Mechanical

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