I learned the hard way that all that burnt wax gets sucked straight to the HVAC return
Pretty much, candle season is just about over in our home. But during the holiday season, you wouldn’t believe the show we get in our home thanks to my wife. I guess burning lots of candles inside the central air conditioning of their home was a thing with my wife’s family. But she took that tradition and really took it to another level. There are so many candles burning during the holiday season that I have to change the HVAC air filter almost weekly. If I don’t change the air filter for the HVAC equipment that often, it will literally get choked out. So my wife has been burning maybe between 50 and 75 candles everyday for nearly 3 months. We happen to live in the south but not so far south that we don’t have any winter. For sure, it’s not the sort of winter where you need a gas furnace or a boiler just to survive. But the heat pump is on quite regularly to provide the heating that we need. My wife loves the cozy feeling that all those candles bring and I have to agree. But when you burn that number of candles for that long and on a daily basis, that’s a lot of burnt wax in the air. I learned the hard way that all that burnt wax gets sucked straight to the HVAC return. Of course that’s where the air filter for the HVAC equipment sits. So all of that wax ends up coating the air filter and not allowing the proper airflow. That means the week before Thanksgiving, I’m off to the store to get a case of HVAC air filters.