Last night it got real windy, enough so that it woke me up a couple of times and continued until about lunch time today. I went outside this morning and looking around you couldn't tell their was dust in the air if you looked at things close to you but the mountains were barely visible in the distance because of all the dust. Dusty days are fairly common in the desert, it's just the price you pay for not having to own thermal underwear and a snow shovel.
All the dust reminded me that I should write about the HEPA air filter that I bought and wrote about a while back. I kept the air filter running 24 7 for two weeks putting it in the bedroom in the daytime, and in the living room at night. I would point the filter in different directions and move it to different parts of the room to give it the best chance of sucking in as much dust as possible but in the end it was disappointing.
The snow white filter element in it was looking slightly tan after two weeks so I knew it was taking in something. But instead of taking enough dust out of the air that I had to clean the filter every once in a while it had barely taken out anything in two weeks.
I couldn't tell any difference in the amount of dust that settled on the flat surfaces in the Arctic Fox, and I couldn't see any difference in the amount of dust that collected on my computer screen every day, so I'm rather unhappy with the results.
Maybe I didn't use it properly, but it didn't look like rocket science. You can't say that there was so much dust in the Arctic Fox that the filter was overwhelmed, because there wasn't much dust in the filter. And you can't say I didn't give it a fair chance, two weeks running day and night seems to me should've made an observable difference. But it didn't.
So now the filter is taking up valuable space sitting beside my bed and will probably be given to the first person I meet that wants to give it a shot. Meanwhile its just a few more pounds that don't contribute anything to my happiness or welfare.