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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

Winter Survival Guide: 6 Tips for Surviving a Minnesota Winter

Bundle Up to Survive a Minnesota Winter

Winter in Minnesota has a reputation for being long, grueling, and cold. But having lived here for over four generations, we can promise it’s not all bad. Ice, wind, and subzero temperatures aside, winter in Minnesota can be the best time of the year — if you know how to handle it.

We know what it takes to make it through a Minnesota winter and live to tell the tale. Here are six ways you can not just survive, but make the most out of this cold-weather season.

The Top 3 Reasons Why Natural Gas Furnaces Are Best for Minnesota

Natural Gas is Best Furnace for Minnesota Homes

We don’t need to tell you that Minnesota winters are frigid. You know they can be downright excruciating, making your home an interior oasis that protects you against the cold—if you have a furnace that’s up for the challenge, that is. Already, this requirement eliminates several types of furnaces from consideration if you live in this great state.

So, when it comes time to replace your furnace, what’s the best option to keep your home warm and cozy during the long, winter months? For Minnesota homeowners, it’s natural gas or pass. And here’s why.

What Is Relative Humidity and Why Is It Important for Your Home?

Thermostat Showing Temperature and Humidity Reading

When our homes get too cool or warm, we look to our heating and cooling systems to make your home more comfortable. But what if we told you that your furnace or air conditioner isn’t affecting the temperature?

Relative humidity also plays a role. So, what is relative humidity and why should you care about it? Read on to learn the answers to all of your humidity questions down below.

5 Unconventional Ways to Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter

How to Keep Your Home Warm in Winter

Winter is a cold, frigid beast. But luckily, modern appliances like gas furnaces, radiators, thermostat-controlled fireplaces, and ceiling fans can help you take your home from chilly to toasty.

But did you know that there are other ways you can keep your home warm?

What’s Wrong With Your Furnace? Get the Answers to Your Most Common Furnace Repair Questions

Common Furnace Repair Questions

Is your furnace acting up but you aren’t sure what the cause is?

From leaking water to a constantly running furnace, there are plenty of reasons to question what’s causing your furnace to get out of whack. But luckily for you, we’ve been around the block a few times to know what’s causing your furnace to act up and how to fix it.

If you have furnace repair questions about your system’s latest behavior, we have the answers for you down below.

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

Winter Survival Guide: 6 Tips for Surviving a Minnesota Winter

Bundle Up to Survive a Minnesota Winter

Winter in Minnesota has a reputation for being long, grueling, and cold. But having lived here for over four generations, we can promise it’s not all bad. Ice, wind, and subzero temperatures aside, winter in Minnesota can be the best time of the year — if you know how to handle it.

We know what it takes to make it through a Minnesota winter and live to tell the tale. Here are six ways you can not just survive, but make the most out of this cold-weather season.

The Top 3 Reasons Why Natural Gas Furnaces Are Best for Minnesota

Natural Gas is Best Furnace for Minnesota Homes

We don’t need to tell you that Minnesota winters are frigid. You know they can be downright excruciating, making your home an interior oasis that protects you against the cold—if you have a furnace that’s up for the challenge, that is. Already, this requirement eliminates several types of furnaces from consideration if you live in this great state.

So, when it comes time to replace your furnace, what’s the best option to keep your home warm and cozy during the long, winter months? For Minnesota homeowners, it’s natural gas or pass. And here’s why.

What Is Relative Humidity and Why Is It Important for Your Home?

Thermostat Showing Temperature and Humidity Reading

When our homes get too cool or warm, we look to our heating and cooling systems to make your home more comfortable. But what if we told you that your furnace or air conditioner isn’t affecting the temperature?

Relative humidity also plays a role. So, what is relative humidity and why should you care about it? Read on to learn the answers to all of your humidity questions down below.

5 Unconventional Ways to Keep Your Home Warm in the Winter

How to Keep Your Home Warm in Winter

Winter is a cold, frigid beast. But luckily, modern appliances like gas furnaces, radiators, thermostat-controlled fireplaces, and ceiling fans can help you take your home from chilly to toasty.

But did you know that there are other ways you can keep your home warm?

What’s Wrong With Your Furnace? Get the Answers to Your Most Common Furnace Repair Questions

Common Furnace Repair Questions

Is your furnace acting up but you aren’t sure what the cause is?

From leaking water to a constantly running furnace, there are plenty of reasons to question what’s causing your furnace to get out of whack. But luckily for you, we’ve been around the block a few times to know what’s causing your furnace to act up and how to fix it.

If you have furnace repair questions about your system’s latest behavior, we have the answers for you down below.

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