HOUSTON (KTRK) --Save money on your A/C bill this summer with these simple changes.
First, change those filters. If they start to look dirty you need to change them.
Once a month is a safe bet and make sure you buy air filters that are pleated.
CLEAR IT AWAY
Next, green is not good! When it comes to vines, bushes or any green foliage around the unit.
Clear it away and be sure nothing is growing within one foot all the way around.
USE A FAN
If you are showering? Use an exhaust fan!
By running your exhaust fan during the shower it will take out the heat and humidity.
And that's good because your air conditioner works harder to remove humidity than it does to remove heat.
And finally, have regular maintenance on your unit.
Annual maintenance on air conditioning and heating equipment improves efficiency and extends the life of the system.