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What is in your Indiana Water?

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Friday, August 18, 2017

The Truth About the Water in Your Home

Did you know that your local water can be filled with a variety of dissolved minerals that can cause damage to things in your home and in some instances, even your physical health?  Protecting your family and home is one of our biggest responsibilities.  You may have seen an email a few weeks ago regarding water quality, but we wanted to give some more information in this newsletter as well to make sure you are as well-informed as possible.

Get to Know your Water

Indiana water contains more minerals than ordinary water, especially calcium and magnesium.  This means that your water is considered “very hard” on the hardness scale according to Citizen’s Energy.

Pipes, Appliances and Water Heaters Beware.

Not only do calcium and magnesium cause a hard consistency, they don’t react well with other positively charged ions like soap. As a result, soap doesn’t break down easily. It clogs pipes and wreaks havoc on appliances like your dishwasher, washing machine and water heater.

Effects on your Hair & Skin

Soap & hard water are not compatible on your appliances or your skin.  When these two combine on the skin they create a soap scum, which clogs your pores.

Salt and potassium break down minerals in hard water and soap.  Soft water also dissolves soap & allows you to wash your skin without leaving behind any scum.

Hair can benefit from soft water too!  Soft water helps by smoothing out your wild hair and prevents buildup of minerals that weigh your hair down.

The Facts

According to the Water Quality Research Foundation, when softened water was used, appliances maintained their original factory efficiency rating for as long as 15 years. In contrast, hard water cut efficiency by up to 48% and some water heaters failed after just 1.6 years. Similar findings were noted for shower heads and faucets.

The study also found that in dishwashers, softened water achieves the same cleaning results as unsoftened while using less than half as much detergent. The same lathering power works in cleaning your body and hair, equating to the use of less shampoos and soaps.  (All of these benefits add up to significant monetary savings!)

Citizen’s Energy reports the hardness of the water supply in Indianapolis is between 12-20 grains per gallon.  The Water Quality Association states that anything over 10.5 grains per gallon is considered “very hard.”  As you can see, we have a major problem here in

Indianapolis that is damaging our homes, costing us money, and presenting a potential health risk.

We Are Offering a Solution

There are several different options available for water treatment,

depending on the severity of the problem and on your personal preferences.  Whether you are on a well or have city water, we have a solution for you!

We have had a huge response so far from the e-mail that we sent out to all of our customers regarding a Water Quality Test.   If you have not called yet to receive your FREE  in-home water quality test, call today!  “Water” you waiting for?  Call 317- 859-4270 to schedule your FREE in-home water quality test and ask for Lauren.











Thank you to all of our customers here in the Indianapolis and Columbus area!


If you are in need of a HVAC repair, maintenancedrain clearingplumbing work, etc., please contact us at 317-859-4270.

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Repair or Replace: What to Do With This Old Clunker

Posted by Chad Peterman on Friday, August 11, 2017

We have all been guilty of using something that has passed its expiration date, but we thought we could get one more use out of it before it finally failed.  Some people are no different when it comes to their heating and cooling system.  You may have had multiple costly breakdowns, but feel you can get another season out of “Ole Reliable.”  I think we can all agree that breakdowns on things we are trying to “get a little more life out of” often fail at the worst possible time.

When it comes to your heating and cooling system, we see some people doing this very same thing.  If you fall into this category, it may be time to switch into planning mode.  It is always better to be proactive as opposed to reactive.

The heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in your home.  Waiting until it completely fails is only going to put your “back against the wall” when it comes to replacement.  It is better to be in a position where you can evaluate your options and make the proper INVESTMENT in your home, rather than settling for having to make a quick decision on a costly system.

Choosing the right company to install your system is a process and you will need the right amount of time to make the proper decision.  Again, you are investing in a SERVICE and you need to find a company you can trust.

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Learning Never Ends Here

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Monday, July 3, 2017

Here at Peterman we never stop training our employees. One of our latest training classes was an electric diagnostic training class ran by our Service Manager, Bill Goul.  This class taught our HVAC technicians about parallel and series circuits, understanding wiring diagrams & trouble shooting electric circuits.

All the electric components of a heating and cooling system were simulated on this board….. Then sabotaged!! The technicians had to go through the wiring diagrams to prove it was wired correctly, then use their volt, ohm and amp meter to find out why the unit would not work. When all the light bulbs came on, the system was fixed and running.  Success!

We strongly believe in continued learning to keep our technicians up-to-date and make sure we have the best technicians out there!


If you are in need of a HVAC repair, maintenancedrain clearingplumbing work, etc., please contact us at 317-859-4270.

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Good Deeds Being Recognized – The Peterman Difference!

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bill, one of our HVAC technicians posted on hisFacebook recently this picture and an awesome story so we had to share!

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“Not only did I service my customer’s HVAC system, but this little lady said her handy man passed away this past February and she missed him (her hubby of 63 yrs.) She said that she needed a magnolia bush planted, so I obliged while waiting on the A.C. to build up pressures. Good feeling!”

We are blessed to have Bill on our team!  Thank you Bill for going above & beyond!Bill's Tree




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31 Years Later…

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Friday, June 16, 2017

Peterman Logo Huge- USE!!

  • 31 years later and we are still thriving and growing.
  • 31 years later we have 60 employees.
  • 31 years later we have 2 locations.
  • 31 years later we are still family owned and operated.
  • 31 years later Pete, the owner, still comes to work every day.
  • 31 years later we are running out of parking space at the office in Indianapolis.
  • 31 years later business is better than ever.
  • 31 years later we still care about each individual customer.
  • 31 years later we have a health and wellness coach for our employees.
  • 31 years later every hvac technician is NATE certified.
  • 31 years later we still do whatever it takes to make our customer’s happy.
  • 31 years later we have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner 8 times.
  • 31 years later we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
  • 31 years later we have over 30 trucks on the road.
  • 31 years later we have a plumbing department and can help you with your sewer needs.
  • 31 years later Tyler and Chad Peterman are revolutionizing the company.
  • 31 years later we are one of the fastest growing Bryant Dealer in the Midwest.
  • 31 years later we are a Top Work Place company 2 years in a row.
  • 31 years later we are a top 10 A-Lister in the Heating and Cooling Category.
  • 31 years later we do all of our own in-house marketing.
  • 31 years later we are on 2 radio stations.
  • 31 years later we like to support charity events and good causes as a company.
  • 31 years later we are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • 31 years later we have company meetings once a month on the first Monday of the month.
  • 31 years later we have a company softball team.
  • 31 years later we are part of 4 Chambers of Commerce.
  • 31 years later we still believe our business is built on honesty and not a “quick buck.”
  • 31 years later we still love our loyal customers that have been with us since we started 31 years ago out of Pete’s garage.
  • 31 years later we send a picture of our technicians along with a short bio before we send them out to your home for safety and security.
  • 31 years later we are open all of the time with 24/7 emergency service.
  • 31 years later we are still people you will love doing business with!

31 reasons we are still the #1 company when it comes to serving your HVAC and plumbing needs!

Peterman Lawn Building


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