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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.

Sources include:  *www.energy.gov/public-services/homes/heating-cooling,  **http://www.angieslist.com/articles/importance-annual-ac-tune.htm

 


 

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

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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!

 

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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Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 – Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, Inc.

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Friday, February 10, 2017

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Peterman Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, Inc. has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.  Here at Peterman, we always strive to give our customers the best possible customer service out there!  Being family-owned means that we take care of each and every customer like part of our own family.  As a result, we have proudly received the Super Service Award EIGHT times now!  Thank you to all of our customers that have made this possible.  We appreciate your business.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016.  More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the HVAC and plumbing companies in Indianapolis were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade.  The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted.  Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past.  Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members.  Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”  

Here at Peterman we are very excited to accept the award again this year.  We have received the award in:  2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016!  It is with pride that we put the Angie’s List stickers on our trucks each year and hang the awards in our office.  Don’t forget to stop by to purchase your furnace filters, while checking out our display of awards.  Thank you for supporting our company!


To view our company on Angie’s List click here.

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Furnace Tune-Up. Make Sure Your Heat Exchange is in Working Order.

Posted by Chad Peterman on Friday, October 9, 2015

 

When it comes to a gas furnace, the heat exchanger is probably the most well-known part. However, most people may not know much about what it does and how it works. If you have an older furnace you might have heard your HVAC service technician talk about the heat exchanger and how they have inspected it for cracks. A cracked heat exchanger can pose a serious risk to you and your family if not handled correctly.

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