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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

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in the HVAC Industry

HVAC Worker Standing Outside with Gear

Did you know that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that over the next decade, chances of getting a job as an HVAC installer or mechanic will be better than ever? To be specific, their statistics show the HVAC industry being able to offer over 15,000 new jobs in the next few years alone. These numbers may not seem like much, but in comparison to most industries, they’re far better than average! 

Good prospects aren’t the only reason that the HVAC industry is a good one to consider joining, either. In fact, we’ve listed eight more for you in today’s post.  Read more ›

How to Improve Your Health by Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Ficus green leaves on the background ceiling air conditioner in modern office or at home.

Close your eyes. Take in a deep breath through your nose. Count to eight in your mind. Exhale. Felt good, right?

Breathing does feel good. It keeps us alive after all. It’s also one of those things that are easy to take for granted… until something causes you to have trouble with it. Pollen counts, for example, are especially high this time of year.  Read more ›

How to Find Hidden Mold

Magnifying Glass on Table

 

Hidden mold is any mold problem that isn’t in-your-face obvious. These sorts of issues typically occur behind, beneath, or within other areas in your home. Your hide-outs, your in-betweens, your we-have-a-hidden-room-behind-the-bookshelf moments. 

Just because mold is hidden, however, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. We’ll cover the signs of a hidden mold infestation, why it’s dangerous, and the best places to start looking if you think you have one in today’s post. Read more ›

Heat, Air Conditioning, and Covid-19: A Comprehensive FAQ

Air Conditioning Technician Safely Cleaning AC Unit

 

The last six months or so have been a harrowing time for people worldwide due to the prevalence of Covid-19. Our communities, near and far, are consistently and continually doing their best to keep the individuals within as safe as possible. That said: available information is constantly changing and being updated. While there’s a lot of information available about the virus, it can be overwhelming to attempt to synthesize that information into useful action. Read more ›

What to Do After Your Home Floods

Flood damage is no joke. The intergovernmental economic group, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, conducts international surveys on annual losses due to flood events and damage. Their latest report found these costs averaging approximately 40 billion U.S. dollars each year.

While we don’t get worldwide record-setting flooding levels in the Midwest, that doesn’t mean floods and flood damage aren’t still problems here. After all, it’s been a very wet June and July in the Twin Cities metro, with some storms dropping more than 6 inches of rain overnight. This rainfall increase has left many local homeowners facing flash flood watches and warnings, wondering what they’d need to do if their home flooded.  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

8 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in the HVAC Industry

HVAC Worker Standing Outside with Gear

Did you know that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that over the next decade, chances of getting a job as an HVAC installer or mechanic will be better than ever? To be specific, their statistics show the HVAC industry being able to offer over 15,000 new jobs in the next few years alone. These numbers may not seem like much, but in comparison to most industries, they’re far better than average! 

Good prospects aren’t the only reason that the HVAC industry is a good one to consider joining, either. In fact, we’ve listed eight more for you in today’s post.  Read more ›

How to Improve Your Health by Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Ficus green leaves on the background ceiling air conditioner in modern office or at home.

Close your eyes. Take in a deep breath through your nose. Count to eight in your mind. Exhale. Felt good, right?

Breathing does feel good. It keeps us alive after all. It’s also one of those things that are easy to take for granted… until something causes you to have trouble with it. Pollen counts, for example, are especially high this time of year.  Read more ›

How to Find Hidden Mold

Magnifying Glass on Table

 

Hidden mold is any mold problem that isn’t in-your-face obvious. These sorts of issues typically occur behind, beneath, or within other areas in your home. Your hide-outs, your in-betweens, your we-have-a-hidden-room-behind-the-bookshelf moments. 

Just because mold is hidden, however, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. We’ll cover the signs of a hidden mold infestation, why it’s dangerous, and the best places to start looking if you think you have one in today’s post. Read more ›

Heat, Air Conditioning, and Covid-19: A Comprehensive FAQ

Air Conditioning Technician Safely Cleaning AC Unit

 

The last six months or so have been a harrowing time for people worldwide due to the prevalence of Covid-19. Our communities, near and far, are consistently and continually doing their best to keep the individuals within as safe as possible. That said: available information is constantly changing and being updated. While there’s a lot of information available about the virus, it can be overwhelming to attempt to synthesize that information into useful action. Read more ›

What to Do After Your Home Floods

Flood damage is no joke. The intergovernmental economic group, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, conducts international surveys on annual losses due to flood events and damage. Their latest report found these costs averaging approximately 40 billion U.S. dollars each year.

While we don’t get worldwide record-setting flooding levels in the Midwest, that doesn’t mean floods and flood damage aren’t still problems here. After all, it’s been a very wet June and July in the Twin Cities metro, with some storms dropping more than 6 inches of rain overnight. This rainfall increase has left many local homeowners facing flash flood watches and warnings, wondering what they’d need to do if their home flooded.  Read more ›

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