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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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IndyStar Names Peterman a 2017 Top Workplace

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Thursday, June 8, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — May 1, 2017 — Peterman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Inc. has been named one of the Top 90 Workplaces in Central Indiana by IndyStar. The Top Workplaces special section will be published in The Indianapolis Star and IndyStar.com on Sunday, June 11, when final company rankings will be released.

TWP_Indianapolis_Portrait_2017Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Indianapolis and Central Indiana based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.  The analysis included responses from more than 18,000 employees at Central Indiana’s
public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the IndyStar Top Workplaces 2017 program are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

The winners are divided into size categories.  This year, 13 large companies (400+ employees), 27 mid-size firms (150-399), and 50 small (50-149) organizations made the list out of more than 130 entries.

Peterman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Inc. was named a winner on the small company list.

We are very honored to receive this award again this year.  If you are interested in becoming part of the Peterman team, our job listings can be found at http://www.petermanhvac.com/careers.html.  We are truly like a family here!

To qualify for the IndyStar Top Workplaces program, a company must have at least 50 employees in Central Indiana. More than 750 companies were invited to participate, with 90 making the winner’s list. Rankings are composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

Peterman Lawn BuildingDuring our 31 years in business, we have been very fortunate to have a number of great employees. Great employees and great customers make for a great company. We are very proud of our company and the hard work each employee puts in every day to serve our customers. We are very proud to be named as a Top Workplace again and hope to continue to be not only a great company in our employees’ eyes, but also in our customers’ eyes!  Thank you for being our customers!!


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

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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.

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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