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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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UV Light Purification System

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Monday, March 20, 2017

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Allergy Season is on the Way… UV Light to the Rescue!  Say goodbye to mild winter that we have had, and hello to spring!  Here at Peterman Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing we are very excited for the summer! Aren’t you?!  Unfortunately, that also means allergies. If you view the upcoming spring season as a double-edged sword, you are not alone. On one hand the sun comes out a little more; however, the start of spring also signifies the beginning of allergy season. Itchy eyes, runny noses, scratchy throats, and sneezing are all signs that allergy season is active.

Fortunately, we have a product that can help alleviate some of the annoying symptoms associated with the spring allergy season….

The UV Light Purification System uses a unique combination of UV light and activated Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 3.41.55 PMcarbon cells to reduce airborne allergens, odors, mold, and germs throughout the entire home. The UV light system is installed in the ductwork of the central air system so it can remove airborne contaminants as they pass through your system. This can be extremely beneficial when it comes to providing an allergen-free environment inside your home this spring.

Not only does the UV Light Purification System help allergies, but it also helps with other things!  Pet Odors, Tobacco Smoke, Cooking Smells…No Problem!!

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Along with the reduction of allergens and germs, the UV Light Purification System is able to eliminate smells in the home including pet odors, smoke, and cooking smells.

In recent years, not only allergies, but environmental issues have become a major concern for many homeowners. This attention on the environment has created a new focus on the quality of the indoor air in our homes and working spaces. The EPA states that we now spend up to 90% of our time indoors and that our indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. These confined living spaces trap & concentrate airborne particulates like bacteria, viruses, molds, microbials, gases, & VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), including some that are extremely toxic. Modern synthetic materials combined with troublesome microorganisms, contaminate our contact surfaces & indoor breathing environments. These air quality concerns have fueled growth in new technologies to filter and treat the indoor air in our homes. Consider the fact that we now spend 90% of our life indoors, living, breathing, & growing in artificial environments. This makes effective indoor air & surface treatment an essential investment!

If this is something that you may be interested in getting put on during your spring tune-up or have additional questions regarding this product, please contact Chad Peterman at chad@petermanhvac.com. We can make arrangements to have your new UV Light Purification System installed when the service technician is out this spring!

To see our current specials on Air Filtration and the full line of services/ products, please click here.  This link will expire 4/30/17.

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HVAC Duct Cleaning, When Should I Get this Done?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Friday, April 24, 2015

Indoor air quality is an important aspect to every home comfort system here in the Indianapolis area. We spend a ton of time inside our homes and continually breathe the air that is being circulated in our homes. Unfortunately, no matter how much dusting and cleaning we do, there are still places in the home where unwanted dirt and germs still reside. Your HVAC duct system in a prime location for these harmful particles to make their home and you not even know it.

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Benefits of Keeping Your Home’s Air Clean with Electronic Air Cleaners

Posted by Chad Peterman on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Using electronic air cleaners to balance the air quality inside your home is very important. Not doing your part to minimize or do away with airborne particles such as dust, pollen, spores, animal dander and waste products can negatively impact your health. To help remove and reduce these forms of home pollution, make use of an electronic air cleaner or EAC.

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Common Furnace Issues In The Winter

Posted by Chad Peterman on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Your furnace going out in the middle of winter is one of the worst experiences a homeowner can have. This is why we suggest having your furnace cleaned and checked each fall before the cold weather hits. A furnace tune up makes sure everything is running the way it should and gives you an opportunity to fix any issues before they become bigger issues. When you schedule a furnace tune up, our technicians at Peterman will clean out your furnace which will make it run more efficiently saving you money on your energy bills. Unfortunately, not everyone remembers or finds time to have the furnace maintained so we often run into the same repairs.

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