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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

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 ›

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the HOTtest Winter Activities in the Twin Cities – Updated for 2020

Minnesotan Family Goes Sledding As a Way to Enjoy the Winter Weather and Snow

Once the excitement of the holiday season ends, it’s easy to find ourselves staring out the window at the piles of snow, wondering why we continue to live in Minnesota. Here’s a good reason to celebrate winter in our home state: The number of amazing outdoor events and activities that occur during the winter months. 

Below we offer you a guide to several Twin Cities winter activities that take place during January, February, and March. So, the next time you feel like hiding under your blankets, why not embrace the cold, bundle up, and celebrate winter with other Minnesotans. Read more ›

Winter Survival Guide: 6 Tips for Surviving a Minnesota Winter

A Man Covered In Snow While Trying to Survive a Minnesota Winter

So, it’s official. Minnesota has been recognized as having the worst winters in the United States. That’s right; we even beat out Alaska for this dubious honor.

But snow what? Sure, Minnesotan winters are unrelentingly cold and come with an onslaught of snow—up to 170 inches in some parts of the state. But my family has lived here for generations, and I can promise it’s not all bad.

Even with the ice, wind, and subzero temperatures, winter in Minnesota can be the best time of the year—if you know how to handle it. Here are six ways you can not just survive, but make the most out of this cold-weather season. Read more ›

Fixing a Relationship with a Short-Cycling Furnace

Ambivalent Woman Touches a Paper Heart

Is your relationship with your furnace very on-again, off-again? 

While all furnaces cycle, if you’re not getting what you need from your furnace—that would be heat and efficiency—it might be time to evaluate whether your furnace has cycling issues that should be addressed. 

Read on to learn about furnace cycling, how it can affect you, and what you can do about it.  Read more ›

Is Your Home Haunted by HVAC Horrors?

Fall is a scary time. Sure, there’s Halloween but there are also the walking dead in line at the coffee shop, the color-drained vampires deprived of sun, and the yetis bundled up in layers of fluffy sweaters. 

And, if that’s not bad enough, there is a phantom most foul inside your house, lurking in your basement or behind closed doors. Any guess as to what it is? Sweaty socks? Don’t be silly! 

It’s your furnace. And it needs your attention. Otherwise, you may have to contend with one or more of the following HVAC horrors. Read on … if you dare! 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

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 ›

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the HOTtest Winter Activities in the Twin Cities – Updated for 2020

Minnesotan Family Goes Sledding As a Way to Enjoy the Winter Weather and Snow

Once the excitement of the holiday season ends, it’s easy to find ourselves staring out the window at the piles of snow, wondering why we continue to live in Minnesota. Here’s a good reason to celebrate winter in our home state: The number of amazing outdoor events and activities that occur during the winter months. 

Below we offer you a guide to several Twin Cities winter activities that take place during January, February, and March. So, the next time you feel like hiding under your blankets, why not embrace the cold, bundle up, and celebrate winter with other Minnesotans. Read more ›

Winter Survival Guide: 6 Tips for Surviving a Minnesota Winter

A Man Covered In Snow While Trying to Survive a Minnesota Winter

So, it’s official. Minnesota has been recognized as having the worst winters in the United States. That’s right; we even beat out Alaska for this dubious honor.

But snow what? Sure, Minnesotan winters are unrelentingly cold and come with an onslaught of snow—up to 170 inches in some parts of the state. But my family has lived here for generations, and I can promise it’s not all bad.

Even with the ice, wind, and subzero temperatures, winter in Minnesota can be the best time of the year—if you know how to handle it. Here are six ways you can not just survive, but make the most out of this cold-weather season. Read more ›

Fixing a Relationship with a Short-Cycling Furnace

Ambivalent Woman Touches a Paper Heart

Is your relationship with your furnace very on-again, off-again? 

While all furnaces cycle, if you’re not getting what you need from your furnace—that would be heat and efficiency—it might be time to evaluate whether your furnace has cycling issues that should be addressed. 

Read on to learn about furnace cycling, how it can affect you, and what you can do about it.  Read more ›

Is Your Home Haunted by HVAC Horrors?

Fall is a scary time. Sure, there’s Halloween but there are also the walking dead in line at the coffee shop, the color-drained vampires deprived of sun, and the yetis bundled up in layers of fluffy sweaters. 

And, if that’s not bad enough, there is a phantom most foul inside your house, lurking in your basement or behind closed doors. Any guess as to what it is? Sweaty socks? Don’t be silly! 

It’s your furnace. And it needs your attention. Otherwise, you may have to contend with one or more of the following HVAC horrors. Read on … if you dare! Read more ›

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