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About Rick Welter

Rick Welter Rick Welter is President of Minneapolis based Ray N. Welter Heating Company, specializing in furnace and air conditioning installation, service and repair. The company has been a family owned-and-operated institution for over 100 years. Rick has worked for Welter Heating for over twenty years, and in this time he has installed and repaired hundreds of furnaces and air conditioners. He is also a contributor to the Welter My Shelter Air Tips blog and a volunteer fire fighter in Eden Prairie. You can reach Rick Welter at 612-825-6867
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Recent Posts by Rick Welter

Welter Heating’s Heart for Minnesota’s Military Families

Child Dancing on Military Dad’s Feet at Home

 

The month of September will always be a special month for many Americans. With the anniversary of Sept. 11, we often take pause to honor the families who sacrificed so much that day. And when we do, it’s hard not to think of all of the service members and families that have served our country since.

In honor of this anniversary, we wanted to share with you the story of the Hillers, a military family we recently met. The Hillers are no strangers to rocky environments—both at home and abroad.

Announcing the Welter Heating Summer 2017 Twins Ticket Contest Winner

Sept. 2017 Trivia Contest Winner AnnouncementWith over 150 contest entries, this round of trivia was a packed ballpark. But there can only be one winner.

With summer nearly over, we asked you, “how many air conditioning systems has Welter Heating installed this summer?”

And we received a wide range of answers, from 25 all the way to one million. And while we would have loved to have installed so many A/C units, we’re proud to report we’ve installed 267 air conditioning systems.

Surprisingly enough, not one of our 155 entries for this September contest got the exact answer. But fortunately for Tim Carr, he came extremely close with a guess of 270.

5 Reasons Why Ductless Air Conditioning is Perfect for Your Old Home

Person Operating a Ductless Air Conditioner With a Remote Control

 

Did you know that the first private home to have air conditioning was the Minneapolis home of Charles Gates back in 1914? But while Minnesota has its place in air conditioning history as the origin for private home cooling, many old homes in Minnesota aren’t equipped for the modern luxury.

If you need to add air conditioning to your old home, there are several options you have to choose from. But central air conditioning and other whole home heating and cooling systems are a big investment for homeowners. And for pre-1940 homeowners without ductwork, that investment can skyrocket to over $10,000.

Having installed home cooling and heating systems since 1912, we believe the best cooling option for old homes is a ductless air conditioning system, also known as a mini-split. Below, we’ve outlined the five reasons why ductless is the perfect solution for an older home.

September 2017 Twins Ticket Giveaway: Welter Heating Trivia Contest

Welter Heating September 2017 Twins Ticket Trivia Contest

 

Since the turn of the 20th century, Ray N. Welter Heating Company has served the Twin Cities area’s heating and cooling needs. But we wouldn’t be where we are today without our customers who have kept us in business for over 100 years, helping support four Welter family generations.

To show our appreciation, we’re giving away another set of four front-row tickets to a Minnesota Twins game. This time around, our tickets are to the last game of the season against division rivals the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at 2:10 PM. Considering that the Twins are in the Wild Card race for the playoffs this year, you don’t want to miss their home finale that could determine it all.

Step up to the plate for your chance to win these front-row tickets to the Twins’ home finale by answering the trivia question correctly below.

3 Ways to Add Air Conditioning to Your Old Home

air conditioning options for older homes

 

After servicing home heating and cooling systems for over a century, we’re well aware that air conditioning doesn’t come as a standard creature comfort for most old homes. In fact, of all homes built before 1940, only 50% have a central duct system. For old home owners, this poses a serious problem during the hot summer months, with many wondering: What are the air conditioning options for older homes?

If you’re the owner of one of Minnesota’s many historical or older homes that doesn’t have air conditioning or ductwork, you need to consider all of your options. To help you find a solution that’s right for your home—and your budget—we’ve highlighted the three best air conditioning options for older homes.

About Rick Welter

Rick Welter Rick Welter is President of Minneapolis based Ray N. Welter Heating Company, specializing in furnace and air conditioning installation, service and repair. The company has been a family owned-and-operated institution for over 100 years. Rick has worked for Welter Heating for over twenty years, and in this time he has installed and repaired hundreds of furnaces and air conditioners. He is also a contributor to the Welter My Shelter Air Tips blog and a volunteer fire fighter in Eden Prairie. You can reach Rick Welter at 612-825-6867
Connect with Rick Welter on social media:

Recent Posts by Rick Welter

Welter Heating’s Heart for Minnesota’s Military Families

Child Dancing on Military Dad’s Feet at Home

 

The month of September will always be a special month for many Americans. With the anniversary of Sept. 11, we often take pause to honor the families who sacrificed so much that day. And when we do, it’s hard not to think of all of the service members and families that have served our country since.

In honor of this anniversary, we wanted to share with you the story of the Hillers, a military family we recently met. The Hillers are no strangers to rocky environments—both at home and abroad.

Announcing the Welter Heating Summer 2017 Twins Ticket Contest Winner

Sept. 2017 Trivia Contest Winner AnnouncementWith over 150 contest entries, this round of trivia was a packed ballpark. But there can only be one winner.

With summer nearly over, we asked you, “how many air conditioning systems has Welter Heating installed this summer?”

And we received a wide range of answers, from 25 all the way to one million. And while we would have loved to have installed so many A/C units, we’re proud to report we’ve installed 267 air conditioning systems.

Surprisingly enough, not one of our 155 entries for this September contest got the exact answer. But fortunately for Tim Carr, he came extremely close with a guess of 270.

5 Reasons Why Ductless Air Conditioning is Perfect for Your Old Home

Person Operating a Ductless Air Conditioner With a Remote Control

 

Did you know that the first private home to have air conditioning was the Minneapolis home of Charles Gates back in 1914? But while Minnesota has its place in air conditioning history as the origin for private home cooling, many old homes in Minnesota aren’t equipped for the modern luxury.

If you need to add air conditioning to your old home, there are several options you have to choose from. But central air conditioning and other whole home heating and cooling systems are a big investment for homeowners. And for pre-1940 homeowners without ductwork, that investment can skyrocket to over $10,000.

Having installed home cooling and heating systems since 1912, we believe the best cooling option for old homes is a ductless air conditioning system, also known as a mini-split. Below, we’ve outlined the five reasons why ductless is the perfect solution for an older home.

September 2017 Twins Ticket Giveaway: Welter Heating Trivia Contest

Welter Heating September 2017 Twins Ticket Trivia Contest

 

Since the turn of the 20th century, Ray N. Welter Heating Company has served the Twin Cities area’s heating and cooling needs. But we wouldn’t be where we are today without our customers who have kept us in business for over 100 years, helping support four Welter family generations.

To show our appreciation, we’re giving away another set of four front-row tickets to a Minnesota Twins game. This time around, our tickets are to the last game of the season against division rivals the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at 2:10 PM. Considering that the Twins are in the Wild Card race for the playoffs this year, you don’t want to miss their home finale that could determine it all.

Step up to the plate for your chance to win these front-row tickets to the Twins’ home finale by answering the trivia question correctly below.

3 Ways to Add Air Conditioning to Your Old Home

air conditioning options for older homes

 

After servicing home heating and cooling systems for over a century, we’re well aware that air conditioning doesn’t come as a standard creature comfort for most old homes. In fact, of all homes built before 1940, only 50% have a central duct system. For old home owners, this poses a serious problem during the hot summer months, with many wondering: What are the air conditioning options for older homes?

If you’re the owner of one of Minnesota’s many historical or older homes that doesn’t have air conditioning or ductwork, you need to consider all of your options. To help you find a solution that’s right for your home—and your budget—we’ve highlighted the three best air conditioning options for older homes.

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