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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 Improve My Home’s Equity With HVAC Upgrades?

A Small Wooden Home on a Stack of Coins

If you have a plan to sell your home, you’re probably interested in getting the best offers possible when it finally goes up for sale. If not, then what’s the point of selling at all? There are plenty of small things homeowners do to invite better offers: thoughtful staging, deep cleaning, the right agent, free cookies to everyone who takes a tour, and so on. These aren’t the only things that can be done. Another way to invite better offers is to offer a better product. Case in point: a remodeled home. Read more ›

6 HVAC Resolutions for Homeowners Wanting to Freshen Up Their Home in 2021

Gold Balloons Spelling 2021 in Front of Pink Background

Welcome to the new year. There are twelve months ahead of you just waiting for you to make the most of them. Whatever you want to do, you can do it – and now is the perfect time to make that promise to yourself! Want to write a book about an incredibly obscure historical topic? Do it! Want to adopt a dog (or ten)? Go on! Want to become a better HVAC system owner? You’ve got this! Read more ›

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 ›

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 Improve My Home’s Equity With HVAC Upgrades?

A Small Wooden Home on a Stack of Coins

If you have a plan to sell your home, you’re probably interested in getting the best offers possible when it finally goes up for sale. If not, then what’s the point of selling at all? There are plenty of small things homeowners do to invite better offers: thoughtful staging, deep cleaning, the right agent, free cookies to everyone who takes a tour, and so on. These aren’t the only things that can be done. Another way to invite better offers is to offer a better product. Case in point: a remodeled home. Read more ›

6 HVAC Resolutions for Homeowners Wanting to Freshen Up Their Home in 2021

Gold Balloons Spelling 2021 in Front of Pink Background

Welcome to the new year. There are twelve months ahead of you just waiting for you to make the most of them. Whatever you want to do, you can do it – and now is the perfect time to make that promise to yourself! Want to write a book about an incredibly obscure historical topic? Do it! Want to adopt a dog (or ten)? Go on! Want to become a better HVAC system owner? You’ve got this! Read more ›

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 ›

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