Stew's Heating & Cooling services the greater Brevard, North Carolina area (including Asheville), and we take pride in providing reliable, efficient heating and air conditioning solutions for our customers. Home is where the heart is, and we want your home to be comfortable! We take great care in listening to your specific budgetary, efficiency and comfort goals, and then we recommend solutions that will meet your needs precisely! See below for information about products we offer, or call us at 828.883.4997 and we will be happy to assist you!
An air conditioner is an all electric device that is responsible for one primary task: compressing refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas used to absorb heat energy out of the air in your home. An air conditioner compressing this gas into a chilled liquid, and that liquid is pumped inside to the indoor coil. Warm air from the home is then forced through the chilled coil.
A heat pump works like an air conditioner in the summer, compressing refrigerant to be used to absorb heat energy out of the air inside the home. However, a heat pump can reverse the process, and warm the air in your home as well! Heat pumps can be paired with a gas furnace to ease the cost of propane heating during milder weather.
Air Handlers / Fan Coils
An air handler is used in the absence of a furnace. They are also called fan coils. When a furnace is used for heating, the fan motor in the furnace is also used in the summer for air conditioning. When using another heating source is used (such as geothermal) an air handler (the fan motor from a furnace and indoor coil).
A gas furnace is one of the most common ways to heat a residential home. In areas in Brevard county without natural gas, propane is used which can get pricey. A heat pump and gas furnace combination can save money. Modern furnaces feature variable speed fan motors and modulating flames for greater efficiency.
Our Brevard air conditioning solutions wouldn't be complete with an indoor coil. An evaporator coil is also called an indoor coil. It contains the copper or aluminum tubing that an air conditioner pumps chilled refrigerant to. Warm air is pulled from the home via the fan motor in the furnace, and forced through the chilled coil. This cools and dehumidifies the air (not complete dehumidification however). UV lamps keep the coil clean and efficient.
Remember the days of mercury based thermostats? You may even still have one in your home. Modern thermostats offer a lot more than simple temperature adjustments. 7-day programming, humidity control, Internet access and more are available. You'll have better control of your indoor comfort, and with proper use can save money on utility bills!
We take pride in offering Brevard air conditioning and heating solutions that are ideal for the specific budgetary, comfort and efficiency goals of our customers. Call us today for a free estimate, or for service for the greater Brevard area!
Stew's Heating & Cooling
6837 Greenville Hwy
Brevard Air Conditioning