Air Conditioning and Furnace Blog

Sign up for our newsletter


 


Google_review
inner_image1

inner_image2

 

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

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.

What Size Furnace Do You Need? 3 Easy Steps for Sizing Your Home’s Furnace

Large Home Covered in Snow

Like a popular meme or television show might tell you: Winter is coming.

winter is coming meme

And if you’re in need of a new furnace, now is the time to act. But the average homeowner can’t simply go out and buy just any furnace. You need to purchase the right size furnace to heat your home effectively and manage your energy costs. If you get the sizing wrong, you will have a hard time escaping winter’s chill and/or your energy bill.

Most homeowners will hire an HVAC company to size their home and do all of the furnace selection and installation for them. And while that is certainly what we would recommend you do as well, it’s also a good idea to go through the sizing process on your own to make sure your results align with the professionals’.

As professional furnace installers with over 100 years in business, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners like yourself find the right size furnace. Below, you’ll find the guide we use to get the job done so you can accurately size up your home.

Fall Home Preparation: 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortable in the Fall

A Picture of a Home During Fall

The temperatures are dropping. Frost covers your lawn. Snow threatens to drop. All signs point to the arrival of fall.

But is it time to fire up the furnace? The forecast has temps ranging from the mid-60s to the lower-40s. You want to know if it’s worth turning on your heating system or if you can make it without it to save some money.

Even though colder weather is creeping in, there are still several ways you can prepare your home for fall temps without turning on your furnace or needing to run it at full blast.

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the HOTtest Winter Activities in the Twin Cities – Updated 2018

Winter Activities in the Twin Cities

 

What’s the best way to beat the winter blues? By embracing the cold, bundling up and hitting up local events and activities. And the good news is that Minnesota has plenty to offer.

Below we offer you a guide to a number of Twin Cities winter events and activities that you can partake in this January, February and March.

5 Common Questions About Energy Ratings, Answered

Small Wooden House and an Energy Rating Chart

MERV. ENERGY STAR. SEER. HSPF. AFUE. If you’ve been shopping for a new furnace or air conditioner, a lot of acronyms and names are thrown at you.

But what do they all mean?

Those words actually hold a lot of weight for heating and cooling systems as they’re all energy ratings that determine how efficient the air conditioner, HVAC, or furnace you’re buying is. And, yes, they’re important ratings to look out for as it largely determines the cost to purchase and operate the device.

So, what are these ratings? How do they work? Which ratings are best? We explain all that and more 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

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.

What Size Furnace Do You Need? 3 Easy Steps for Sizing Your Home’s Furnace

Large Home Covered in Snow

Like a popular meme or television show might tell you: Winter is coming.

winter is coming meme

And if you’re in need of a new furnace, now is the time to act. But the average homeowner can’t simply go out and buy just any furnace. You need to purchase the right size furnace to heat your home effectively and manage your energy costs. If you get the sizing wrong, you will have a hard time escaping winter’s chill and/or your energy bill.

Most homeowners will hire an HVAC company to size their home and do all of the furnace selection and installation for them. And while that is certainly what we would recommend you do as well, it’s also a good idea to go through the sizing process on your own to make sure your results align with the professionals’.

As professional furnace installers with over 100 years in business, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners like yourself find the right size furnace. Below, you’ll find the guide we use to get the job done so you can accurately size up your home.

Fall Home Preparation: 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortable in the Fall

A Picture of a Home During Fall

The temperatures are dropping. Frost covers your lawn. Snow threatens to drop. All signs point to the arrival of fall.

But is it time to fire up the furnace? The forecast has temps ranging from the mid-60s to the lower-40s. You want to know if it’s worth turning on your heating system or if you can make it without it to save some money.

Even though colder weather is creeping in, there are still several ways you can prepare your home for fall temps without turning on your furnace or needing to run it at full blast.

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the HOTtest Winter Activities in the Twin Cities – Updated 2018

Winter Activities in the Twin Cities

 

What’s the best way to beat the winter blues? By embracing the cold, bundling up and hitting up local events and activities. And the good news is that Minnesota has plenty to offer.

Below we offer you a guide to a number of Twin Cities winter events and activities that you can partake in this January, February and March.

5 Common Questions About Energy Ratings, Answered

Small Wooden House and an Energy Rating Chart

MERV. ENERGY STAR. SEER. HSPF. AFUE. If you’ve been shopping for a new furnace or air conditioner, a lot of acronyms and names are thrown at you.

But what do they all mean?

Those words actually hold a lot of weight for heating and cooling systems as they’re all energy ratings that determine how efficient the air conditioner, HVAC, or furnace you’re buying is. And, yes, they’re important ratings to look out for as it largely determines the cost to purchase and operate the device.

So, what are these ratings? How do they work? Which ratings are best? We explain all that and more down below.

Sign up for our newsletter


 


Google_review
inner_image1

inner_image2