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Fall Home Preparation: 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortable in the Fall

A Picture of a Home During Fall

The temperatures are dropping. Frost covers your lawn. Snow threatens to drop. All signs point to the arrival of fall.

But is it time to fire up the furnace? The forecast has temps ranging from the mid-60s to the lower-40s. You want to know if it’s worth turning on your heating system or if you can make it without it to save some money.

Even though colder weather is creeping in, there are still several ways you can prepare your home for fall temps without turning on your furnace or needing to run it at full blast.

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the HOTtest Winter Activities in the Twin Cities – Updated 2018

Winter Activities in the Twin Cities

 

What’s the best way to beat the winter blues? By embracing the cold, bundling up and hitting up local events and activities. And the good news is that Minnesota has plenty to offer.

Below we offer you a guide to a number of Twin Cities winter events and activities that you can partake in this January, February and March.

5 Common Questions About Energy Ratings, Answered

Small Wooden House and an Energy Rating Chart

MERV. ENERGY STAR. SEER. HSPF. AFUE. If you’ve been shopping for a new furnace or air conditioner, a lot of acronyms and names are thrown at you.

But what do they all mean?

Those words actually hold a lot of weight for heating and cooling systems as they’re all energy ratings that determine how efficient the air conditioner, HVAC, or furnace you’re buying is. And, yes, they’re important ratings to look out for as it largely determines the cost to purchase and operate the device.

So, what are these ratings? How do they work? Which ratings are best? We explain all that and more down below.

How Much Does a New Air Conditioner Cost? Well, It Depends

Repairman Installing a New Ductless Air Conditioner

The time has come. You’re air conditioner has called it quits. That, or it’s simply not pulling its weight anymore.

But on your quest to find and buy a new air conditioner, you realize these cooling appliances are pretty rangy in price.

The cost largely depends on the type of air conditioner you need, the size of your home, and the unit’s efficiency rating. To help give you a better idea of how much a new air conditioner costs, we’ll walk you through the costs below.

Announcing the Welter Heating September 2018 Twins Ticket Trivia Contest Winner

September 2018 Trivia Contest Winner Announcement

 

We had quite the turnout for our final trivia contest of the year with hundreds of entrants. Talk about going out with a bang!

For this round of trivia, we asked you: “Among our 25 technicians, what is their average years of experience working FOR Welter Heating?”

And if you were able to guess our technicians’ average years of experience in HVAC in general, we gave you some extra “bonus points.” And, kept it on hand as our tie breaker.

Air Conditioning and Furnace Blog

Fall Home Preparation: 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Comfortable in the Fall

A Picture of a Home During Fall

The temperatures are dropping. Frost covers your lawn. Snow threatens to drop. All signs point to the arrival of fall.

But is it time to fire up the furnace? The forecast has temps ranging from the mid-60s to the lower-40s. You want to know if it’s worth turning on your heating system or if you can make it without it to save some money.

Even though colder weather is creeping in, there are still several ways you can prepare your home for fall temps without turning on your furnace or needing to run it at full blast.

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the HOTtest Winter Activities in the Twin Cities – Updated 2018

Winter Activities in the Twin Cities

 

What’s the best way to beat the winter blues? By embracing the cold, bundling up and hitting up local events and activities. And the good news is that Minnesota has plenty to offer.

Below we offer you a guide to a number of Twin Cities winter events and activities that you can partake in this January, February and March.

5 Common Questions About Energy Ratings, Answered

Small Wooden House and an Energy Rating Chart

MERV. ENERGY STAR. SEER. HSPF. AFUE. If you’ve been shopping for a new furnace or air conditioner, a lot of acronyms and names are thrown at you.

But what do they all mean?

Those words actually hold a lot of weight for heating and cooling systems as they’re all energy ratings that determine how efficient the air conditioner, HVAC, or furnace you’re buying is. And, yes, they’re important ratings to look out for as it largely determines the cost to purchase and operate the device.

So, what are these ratings? How do they work? Which ratings are best? We explain all that and more down below.

How Much Does a New Air Conditioner Cost? Well, It Depends

Repairman Installing a New Ductless Air Conditioner

The time has come. You’re air conditioner has called it quits. That, or it’s simply not pulling its weight anymore.

But on your quest to find and buy a new air conditioner, you realize these cooling appliances are pretty rangy in price.

The cost largely depends on the type of air conditioner you need, the size of your home, and the unit’s efficiency rating. To help give you a better idea of how much a new air conditioner costs, we’ll walk you through the costs below.

Announcing the Welter Heating September 2018 Twins Ticket Trivia Contest Winner

September 2018 Trivia Contest Winner Announcement

 

We had quite the turnout for our final trivia contest of the year with hundreds of entrants. Talk about going out with a bang!

For this round of trivia, we asked you: “Among our 25 technicians, what is their average years of experience working FOR Welter Heating?”

And if you were able to guess our technicians’ average years of experience in HVAC in general, we gave you some extra “bonus points.” And, kept it on hand as our tie breaker.

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