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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

How to Run a Successful Family-Owned Business for Over 100 Years

Posted on May 27, 2020Rick Welter

Rick and Ray Welter Stand in Front of Welter Heating

It’s rare that a business lasts over 100 years. 

It’s even more rare when that same business is family owned and ran. 

We are proud to be one of those businesses. We’re also grateful for the chance to have lived and worked in the Twin Cities for over a century. That’s four whole generations (and counting!). For a familiar point of reference, that means Welter Heating began serving Twin Cities residents 44 years before Byerlys first bagged groceries and 80 years before Caribou Coffee served its first cup of coffee. Read more ›

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

Posted on May 13, 2020Rick Welter

Mold Development on Wall of Home

 

Mold. Mildew. Fungal growth. Whatever it’s called, we all know one thing for sure: we don’t want it in our homes. Unfortunately, Minnesota’s climate comes with damp springs and high-humidity summers that are an ideal environment for the spreading of spores. These types of spores, when released into the air, can cause a host of health problems for those that encounter them. They can exacerbate existing disorders like asthma or lead to brand new problems with breathing, coughing, sneezing, and more. Yikes, right?

Read more ›

4 Awesomely Fun Activities for Kids at Home

Posted on April 8, 2020Rick Welter

Child Participating in Activities for Kids at Home in Tent

At this time of year, we typically like to remind our community members of all the cool things they can do within Welter Heating’s expansive service area. Minnesota is chock full of interesting museums, parks, and places, after all. 

The thing is… things aren’t typical right now. Things are uncertain and complicated. It can be a challenge to stay at home when we’re so used to going out. We understand this and want to help in any way we can. We know that many of our valued customers are parents. Parents who are doing their best to keep their children entertained without the ability to leave the house. 

That’s why, to help our homebound customers and their little ones, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite activities for kids at home below. We focused on activities that are time consuming and child-led. Things that they can do on their own or with your help depending on how many things you’re trying to juggle at once. Hang in there, everyone. And don’t forget the importance of having a little fun. Read more ›

Introducing Our New High Efficiency Gas Furnaces

what's new: welter heating's new high efficiency heaters

Today, innovation is moving faster than ever before. It feels as though new advancements in technology, machinery, programming, and service are being developed every day. And it’s not just happening to our phones, televisions, computers, and cars — even our heating systems have been evolving.

Welter Heating not only understands the importance of this innovation, we embrace it. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we’ve updated our Trane product line to feature four brand new gas furnaces. These models are more efficient and sophisticated than ever before, providing unmatched comfort and ease of use. Read more ›

18 DIY Home Improvement Projects & Easy Fixes for Big Utility Savings

Hands Holding Tools Used For DIY Projects

Being a homeowner is expensive. Sure, a mortgage is cheaper than rent, and you’re building equity. Still, there are sizable recurring costs in homeownership. Repairs. Utilities. Projects. It all adds up. Luckily, there are countless DIY home improvement projects and easy fixes that can help you save — and save BIG on utility bills. Here are 18 to get you started.

Read more ›

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

How to Run a Successful Family-Owned Business for Over 100 Years

Posted on May 27, 2020Rick Welter

Rick and Ray Welter Stand in Front of Welter Heating

It’s rare that a business lasts over 100 years. 

It’s even more rare when that same business is family owned and ran. 

We are proud to be one of those businesses. We’re also grateful for the chance to have lived and worked in the Twin Cities for over a century. That’s four whole generations (and counting!). For a familiar point of reference, that means Welter Heating began serving Twin Cities residents 44 years before Byerlys first bagged groceries and 80 years before Caribou Coffee served its first cup of coffee. Read more ›

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

Posted on May 13, 2020Rick Welter

Mold Development on Wall of Home

 

Mold. Mildew. Fungal growth. Whatever it’s called, we all know one thing for sure: we don’t want it in our homes. Unfortunately, Minnesota’s climate comes with damp springs and high-humidity summers that are an ideal environment for the spreading of spores. These types of spores, when released into the air, can cause a host of health problems for those that encounter them. They can exacerbate existing disorders like asthma or lead to brand new problems with breathing, coughing, sneezing, and more. Yikes, right?

Read more ›

4 Awesomely Fun Activities for Kids at Home

Posted on April 8, 2020Rick Welter

Child Participating in Activities for Kids at Home in Tent

At this time of year, we typically like to remind our community members of all the cool things they can do within Welter Heating’s expansive service area. Minnesota is chock full of interesting museums, parks, and places, after all. 

The thing is… things aren’t typical right now. Things are uncertain and complicated. It can be a challenge to stay at home when we’re so used to going out. We understand this and want to help in any way we can. We know that many of our valued customers are parents. Parents who are doing their best to keep their children entertained without the ability to leave the house. 

That’s why, to help our homebound customers and their little ones, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite activities for kids at home below. We focused on activities that are time consuming and child-led. Things that they can do on their own or with your help depending on how many things you’re trying to juggle at once. Hang in there, everyone. And don’t forget the importance of having a little fun. Read more ›

Introducing Our New High Efficiency Gas Furnaces

what's new: welter heating's new high efficiency heaters

Today, innovation is moving faster than ever before. It feels as though new advancements in technology, machinery, programming, and service are being developed every day. And it’s not just happening to our phones, televisions, computers, and cars — even our heating systems have been evolving.

Welter Heating not only understands the importance of this innovation, we embrace it. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we’ve updated our Trane product line to feature four brand new gas furnaces. These models are more efficient and sophisticated than ever before, providing unmatched comfort and ease of use. Read more ›

18 DIY Home Improvement Projects & Easy Fixes for Big Utility Savings

Hands Holding Tools Used For DIY Projects

Being a homeowner is expensive. Sure, a mortgage is cheaper than rent, and you’re building equity. Still, there are sizable recurring costs in homeownership. Repairs. Utilities. Projects. It all adds up. Luckily, there are countless DIY home improvement projects and easy fixes that can help you save — and save BIG on utility bills. Here are 18 to get you started.

Read more ›

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