Peterman Heating & Cooling, Inc. Technicians Offer Furnace Tune-Ups for “Bring the Heat"

Local HVAC service technicians will volunteer this Saturday and perform free clean and checks for families on fixed-incomes to ensure heating equipment functionality and safety.

Online PR News – 29-September-2011 – – Indianapolis, September 29, 2011 – Peterman Heating & Cooling, Inc. service technicians will be volunteering their time this Saturday, October 1st in the Heating & Air Conditioning Alliance’s “Bring the Heat” program, where local technicians will be performing over 60 free furnace tune-ups for families on fixed incomes. Now in its seventh year, the program is designed to ensure that home heating systems are functioning safely for families that would otherwise not be able to afford this service.

This will be the second year the Peterman service technicians will be participating in the program. These technicians volunteer their time, trucks, and expertise to ensure these deserving families are able to heat their homes adequately. When asked about why he enjoys volunteering his time for this program, Kenny Head, a Peterman technician, remarked, “I think about the kids and the elderly. I certainly wouldn’t want anything to happen to them because of something that could have been prevented with a furnace tune-up.” During a furnace tune-up a technician performs a number of diagnostic tests along with making sure dirt and debris are cleaned out of the unit.

One of the most important tests the technicians perform is a carbon monoxide test. When fuel is burned to create heat in the home, carbon monoxide is produced as a byproduct. Carbon monoxide is most dangerous because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. There could be a leak and a person could be unaware they are being exposed to the harmful gas. Bob Herron, another Peterman technician participating in the program, commented, “Carbon monoxide detectors are a good safety measure, but it is imperative to have a trained technician perform a test on your unit to be completely sure your furnace does not have a leak.” Peterman Heating & Cooling technicians perform a carbon monoxide test on every furnace they tune-up to ensure the unit is not leaking and the home is safe for the homeowner.

There are a number of things a homeowner can do throughout the year to ensure their heating and cooling system is functioning properly. When asked about what homeowners can do to maintain their heating performance, Marty Horsthemke, another Peterman technician, explained, “Changing the furnace filter is a simple maintenance step that can improve your indoor air quality and help your system run more efficiently.” A furnace filter is a key component within your heating system that filters the air your furnace is heating. A clogged filter can cut down on the efficiency of your furnace by not allowing the proper amount of air to enter the system. Changing the furnace filter is just one simple step along with regular maintenance to keep your home comfort system running properly.

Peterman Heating and Cooling, Inc. is a local HVAC company that has been meeting the heating and cooling needs of the central Indiana community since 1985. They sell and install Bryant heating and cooling products and service all makes and models of heating and cooling systems whether it is for a homeowner or business. They are licensed, bonded, and insured and offer 24 hour emergency service.

For more information or to schedule your furnace tune-up this fall please visit or call at (317) 859-4270.