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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

30 HVAC Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

An old air conditioning unit that is being repaired by an HVAC service technician. The technician is using digital refrigerant gauges, and a digital scale.

Does your head ever spin when talking about your HVAC system? With all the technical terms, acronyms, and other jargon thrown around, it can be easy to get lost in the jargon. 

To help you out, we have compiled this glossary of HVAC terms that will have you talking like an old pro in no time.  Read more ›

Why You Should Choose a High-Efficiency Furnace

man uses a mobile phone to set his home's temperature

Winters in Minnesota can be long and brutal, so it’s vital to have a reliable and efficient heating system. While any furnace will keep you warm, a high-efficiency furnace offers several significant advantages that can save you money and improve your comfort. Here’s why you should consider a high-efficiency furnace. Read more ›

Types of Furnaces: Breaking Down the Best Option for Your Home

Types of Furnaces Benefits and Drawbacks

As the temperatures drop and winter approaches, it’s important to have a reliable and efficient home heating system. Choosing the right type of furnace for your home is a decision that can impact both your comfort and energy bills. 

Let’s explore some of your furnace options so you can determine the best way to get yourself and your family through a Minnesota winter.  Read more ›

Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Burning? 6 Common Reasons and How to Address Them

Repairman cleaning a burner area of a natural gas furnace.

If you smell burning when your furnace kicks on or coming from the furnace itself, it’s likely there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Here are the most common causes of that alarming odor and how to address them.  Read more ›

What to Do if Your Furnace Is Leaking Water

Servicing a heating home system. Technician with wrench repairs leaked hot water pipe in gas boiler.

A leaking furnace is a concern that should be addressed immediately. Neglecting the issue can lead to extensive damage, costly repairs, and potential safety hazards. Fortunately, with the right knowledge and action plan, your leaking furnace problems can effectively be dealt with.

Let’s walk through the steps to take when your furnace is leaking water. 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

30 HVAC Terms Every Homeowner Should Know

An old air conditioning unit that is being repaired by an HVAC service technician. The technician is using digital refrigerant gauges, and a digital scale.

Does your head ever spin when talking about your HVAC system? With all the technical terms, acronyms, and other jargon thrown around, it can be easy to get lost in the jargon. 

To help you out, we have compiled this glossary of HVAC terms that will have you talking like an old pro in no time.  Read more ›

Why You Should Choose a High-Efficiency Furnace

man uses a mobile phone to set his home's temperature

Winters in Minnesota can be long and brutal, so it’s vital to have a reliable and efficient heating system. While any furnace will keep you warm, a high-efficiency furnace offers several significant advantages that can save you money and improve your comfort. Here’s why you should consider a high-efficiency furnace. Read more ›

Types of Furnaces: Breaking Down the Best Option for Your Home

Types of Furnaces Benefits and Drawbacks

As the temperatures drop and winter approaches, it’s important to have a reliable and efficient home heating system. Choosing the right type of furnace for your home is a decision that can impact both your comfort and energy bills. 

Let’s explore some of your furnace options so you can determine the best way to get yourself and your family through a Minnesota winter.  Read more ›

Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Burning? 6 Common Reasons and How to Address Them

Repairman cleaning a burner area of a natural gas furnace.

If you smell burning when your furnace kicks on or coming from the furnace itself, it’s likely there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Here are the most common causes of that alarming odor and how to address them.  Read more ›

What to Do if Your Furnace Is Leaking Water

Servicing a heating home system. Technician with wrench repairs leaked hot water pipe in gas boiler.

A leaking furnace is a concern that should be addressed immediately. Neglecting the issue can lead to extensive damage, costly repairs, and potential safety hazards. Fortunately, with the right knowledge and action plan, your leaking furnace problems can effectively be dealt with.

Let’s walk through the steps to take when your furnace is leaking water. Read more ›

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