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No Heat or AC? – 4 Things to Look at BEFORE You Give Your Local HVAC Experts a Call

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Your HVAC system isn’t keeping up or isn’t working at all. There are a few steps you can take to potentially save yourself a service call fee.

  1. Check Your Filters-
    • If your filter is dirty; your HVAC system won’t work properly. Most filters need to be changed every month, especially if you have animals in the home and during very cold or hot months.
  2. Check Your Thermostat –
    • If someone has changed your settings, it can be a cause for your home to feel uncomfortable: hot or cold. If you have a complicated thermostat, ask your technician to explain how it works the next time you get a tune-up. Another cause for your HVAC system to not work properly is if the batteries in yourthermostat are dead if your thermostat uses batteries. Make sure that if it usesbatteries, that those are not dead.
  3. Check the Circuit Breaker –
    • Ensure that the fuses to your circuit break are in working order and have not burned out. A power outage can or a jolt of electrical energy can trip the breaker as well.
  4. Check Your HVAC Switches –
    • Most units have two switches that provide power to your indoor and outdoor A/C unit. Check these to make sure that they have not been accidentally turned off.

Don’t waste your money on a needless visit and try these simple 4 steps the next time you HVAC system is on the fritz. If you are still not able to fix the issue, please give us a call at 317-859-4270.


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How is your furnace performing this winter?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Thursday, January 29, 2015

multi gas furnace


Now that February is approaching, it is a good time to take note of any possible signs your furnace may be headed for a breakdown. Here are some indicators that it may be time to call Peterman, your HVAC professional, for an inspection:

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Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

furnace-blowing-cold-airCold air is the last thing you want to feel blowing from your HVAC system vents, but it’s a reality many of us will face this winter.

Here are the most obvious reasons for cold air:
Gas Furnaces, do you have natural gas or propane? Is it on? Do other gas appliances work?
• Oil Furnaces, do you have oil in your tank? If it’s low, it may be contaminated with water. Is the oil filter clean?
Electric Furnaces, does the power work to other electric appliances? Is the circuit breaker to the unit tripped?

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Furnace maintenance during the Holidays

Posted by Chad Peterman on Friday, November 21, 2014

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You know as well as we do, that the most important thing to do while hosting a holiday at your home is to ensure that your guests are as comfortable as possible. This means cleaning your home, preparing all the food and snacks, and making sure everyone has a place to sit. The last thing you want to think about is what would happen if your furnace stopped working when all your guests were visiting. Even worse, what would it cost to have someone come fix your furnace during the holiday? Well, we know how to prevent this kind of worry and stress so you can enjoy your family and friends in comfort. First off, make sure that your home’s furnace is maintained prior to the holidays; this will eliminate no-heat emergencies.

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How do you know if a furnace needs to be replaced or repaired?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

repair-replace-HVACHere are four main reasons why you would need to replace a furnace:

1. Its Inefficient and Old: When properly maintained, a typical furnace lasts about 25 years. Unless your unit has faulty or damaged wiring or has been improperly installed your furnace should provide many years of good and effective use.

2. Cost Effective Resources: Find out which heating resource, gas or electricity, is the most cost effective in your area. If you are using an electric furnace in your home but gas is cheaper in your area it may be worth it to replace that unit.

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