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Know the Difference

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Monday, June 5, 2017

Do you know the difference between a tune-up and a repair?

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A tune-up- is done to prevent a breakdown with your HVAC system or your plumbing.  For example, you get the oil changed in your car regularly, but nothing is wrong with your car.  The oil is changed as maintenance, so that your car lasts longer.  This is the same as a tune-up.  A tune-up is often done even if your system is running okay.  Tune-ups are usually scheduled further in advance.  Tune-ups also help save on your energy bills.  

A repair- is done when there is a problem suspected.  We have technicians that specialize in repairs and others who focus on maintenance.  Often times people get these confused.  Now you know.  🙂

If you haven’t scheduled your tune-up yet, be sure to give us a call!  

(317) 859-4270


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

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Did You Ruin Your HVAC Warranty?

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Here at Peterman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Inc. we often preach how important it is to get a yearly maintenance for your AC and furnace.  It is important to get this done each year because it saves energy when your HVAC system is properly maintained, it can increase the lifespan on your system & it can reduce costly repairs and system break dIMG_4099owns.  

All of these things may be something you already knew, but the biggest thing that homeowners don’t realize is that almost every manufacturers owner’s manual and warranty fine print states in the small print that the homeowner must maintain their equipment or the warranty may become VOID!  Make sure you read the fine print.  Some manufacturers even require you to prove that you had routine maintenance done.  Be sure to keep copies of all of your receipts from any tune-up for that reason!

Fun Facts About an HVAC Tune-Up:

  • Your AC runs about the equivalence of 200,000 miles a year.  Would you really dream of never getting the oil changed or the tires rotated on your car if you drove your car that far? Getting a tune-up on your system is just as important!! You can greatly extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit if it is maintained properly.
  • Paying for maintenance may feel like a lot, but waiting until something goes wrong with your HVAC system can be quite costly.  A small issue may not disable your system, but may ultimately lead to a larger more costly problem.  Planned maintenance is much cheaper than emergency maintenance!!
  • Your heating and cooling system accounts for almost 50 percent of your energy costs in your home.* Keeping your HVAC system maintained will help keep your energy bills from going through the roof!  You can save up to 15% a month on your energy bills when your unit is properly maintained.**

You can schedule your tune-up here online.

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

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Seven Seals Award

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On June 5th, during our monthly company meeting here at Peterman, our company received the very honorable Seven Seals Award from ESGR, or “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.”  The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. The Seven Seals Award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission on a daily basis.

To earn this award, our company was nominated by one of our HVAC Technicians, Derick Chandler.  (A company cannot nominate themselves, but they must be nominated by an employee of that company.)  This award is in recognition of military commitment  as employers support and value the employment & military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. These citizen warriors could not defend and protect us at home and abroad without the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families.

We are honored that Derick nominated us and even more honored to have been selected for this award.  We are very proud to be an all-American company!





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NATE Certified… They All Passed the Test!!

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Monday, April 24, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 3.13.40 PMRecently, all of our HVAC technicians completed their NATE certification! NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Our technicians completed in-house training programs in order to prepare for this test and all of them successfully passed. We are so proud of our guys!


“NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVACR systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, our NATE exams represent HVACR topics pertinent to contractors, educators, manufacturers and utilities alike. All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge. NATE candidates may earn Installation and/or Service certification in one or more Specialty areas, including:

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  • Air Distribution
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst”

We challenged our guys to get this certification, not only for themselves, but also for our customers. The more knowledge they have, the better they can serve you and care for your system. Make sure you congratulate the guys on passing these tests. They are very difficult and the guys worked extremely hard to pass these.

Thanks again for all your support. We are so thankful for so many great customers that want to learn and be educated by our NATE Certified Technicians!!!


To learn more about NATE certifications and to view the NATE video, click here.

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3 Takeaways About Your Sewer and Drains

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Thursday, April 20, 2017


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1 – Why:  Did you know that when the ground freezes that causes roots from trees and bushes to grow downward for warm water? This will cause the sewers to back up more in the winter than they do in the normal summer. Did you also know that the average life of a clay tile sewer line is about 30 years. The average life of a cast-iron sewer line is also about 30 years.

2- Damage:  If you are cleaning out your sewer more than two times a year this is causing damage to the mainline outside.

3 – A Tip:  A good way to keep your drains inside your house cleaned out, fill them up once a week with hot water and pull the plug. If you do this to all the drains at one time it will also flush out your mainline.

If you have any issues with your sewer, give us a call at 317-859-4270 and our plumbing department would be happy to help!  You can always find plumbing coupons here!

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


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