It’s that time of year again and I can tell this as soon as I walk in the door to my house.
The entire place smells so incredibly wonderful as soon as I open the door and then you walk in and are welcomed to nothing but candlelight.
It’s quite a scene really. And the fact that this is just about every night from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, makes for a whole lot of candle burning. This is also my cue to pick up a box of HVAC air filters. The HVAC air filters are important because all of the burnt candle wax has to go somewhere. And where it goes is right to the HVAC return. That’s where it then lands on the HVAC air filter. The basic HVAC air filter is designed to remove particles going into the HVAC return that could harm the HVAC equipment. There are other air filters like the HEPA filter that do more than that. The HEPA filter traps and removes more than 99 percent of all airborne contaminants. We use a HEPA filter most of the year in order to have the good indoor air quality that we rely upon. That said, this time of year is not the time for a HEPA filter. This is the time of year I get the cheaper air filters because of all that candle wax. It gets sucked to the HVAC return where it literally slicks over the air filter. I have to change those cheap air filters almost weekly just to keep optimum air flow going to the HVAC unit.