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About 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 Can I Safely Heat My Garage?

Outside View of Suburban Garage

Did you know that the coldest day in the documented history of Minnesota happened on February 2nd, 1996? A temperature of -60 degrees Farenheit was measured in St. Louis County, near Tower, MN. With temps that low, a person can get frostbite in five minutes or less. Yikes!  Read more ›

Air Cleaners for Allergies & Must-Haves for Allergy Sufferers

 Plant Shedding Pollen Against Blue Sky Background

 

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). From just the slightest irritant like pollen or dust, allergy sufferers experience itchy eyes, a dripping nose, and unavoidable, uncontrollable sneezing. 

Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do to avoid this misery… just kidding, there totally is! Read more ›

6 Tips for Controlling Your Home’s Humidity

woman checking temperature and humidity

Excess moisture within a home can cause a plethora of issues for homeowners: mold, damage to furniture, exacerbation of health issues like asthma, and more. That begs the question: what can I do to better control humidity in my home so that I can protect my family and possessions from risk and damage? First, you should learn the main signs of high home humidity. Read more ›

How to Protect Your Home’s HVAC From Unwanted Pests

Homeowner Inspecting Air Ducts with Flashlight

Nobody wants to deal with a pest infestation. They cost time, money, and pace of mind. They’re gross. They’re stressful. They’re also more preventable than you might realize. All you need is a few expert tips and a small amount of preventative effort. Read more ›

A Guide to Residential Air Balancing

Woman Relaxing in Comfortable Home with Balanced Air

When tested, most HVAC systems – both commercial and residential – can find themselves between 20 and 30% too high or low when it comes to airflow. What this means, in a nutshell, is that without even knowing it… your home could be sending too much or too little air to various rooms. This, in turn, leads to money lost on inefficient energy bills and some rooms being less comfortable than others. Nobody likes uneven heating or cooling! Read more ›

About 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 Can I Safely Heat My Garage?

Outside View of Suburban Garage

Did you know that the coldest day in the documented history of Minnesota happened on February 2nd, 1996? A temperature of -60 degrees Farenheit was measured in St. Louis County, near Tower, MN. With temps that low, a person can get frostbite in five minutes or less. Yikes!  Read more ›

Air Cleaners for Allergies & Must-Haves for Allergy Sufferers

 Plant Shedding Pollen Against Blue Sky Background

 

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). From just the slightest irritant like pollen or dust, allergy sufferers experience itchy eyes, a dripping nose, and unavoidable, uncontrollable sneezing. 

Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do to avoid this misery… just kidding, there totally is! Read more ›

6 Tips for Controlling Your Home’s Humidity

woman checking temperature and humidity

Excess moisture within a home can cause a plethora of issues for homeowners: mold, damage to furniture, exacerbation of health issues like asthma, and more. That begs the question: what can I do to better control humidity in my home so that I can protect my family and possessions from risk and damage? First, you should learn the main signs of high home humidity. Read more ›

How to Protect Your Home’s HVAC From Unwanted Pests

Homeowner Inspecting Air Ducts with Flashlight

Nobody wants to deal with a pest infestation. They cost time, money, and pace of mind. They’re gross. They’re stressful. They’re also more preventable than you might realize. All you need is a few expert tips and a small amount of preventative effort. Read more ›

A Guide to Residential Air Balancing

Woman Relaxing in Comfortable Home with Balanced Air

When tested, most HVAC systems – both commercial and residential – can find themselves between 20 and 30% too high or low when it comes to airflow. What this means, in a nutshell, is that without even knowing it… your home could be sending too much or too little air to various rooms. This, in turn, leads to money lost on inefficient energy bills and some rooms being less comfortable than others. Nobody likes uneven heating or cooling! Read more ›

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