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QUESTION FROM Nicole Halmos

I am spending my first winter in my home - brick, built in 1938, when I moved in in early spring, a friend installed a programable thermostat for the heating system (furnace, steam radiator). Today, "filter" popped up on the screen - does this refer to changing a filter in the furnace? How is this done? (or what type of professional should I get to do it?)

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear Nicole:

Yes, many of the good newer programmable thermostats will display a reminder when its time to change the air filter on your furnace.

Regarding your second question, here is a link to a short video that describes how to change a furnace air filter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4i__W4idIc&feature=related

As you will see in the video, changing a furnace filter is fairly easy to do, and since you should change them frequently (once a month for some types of filters), this is something that is good to learn how to do yourself.

Hope this is helpful.
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