with spring on it's way and summer right on it's tail, the electric bill will soon be showing the effects of the s/c running again. I live in FL so it's been running here for weeks. but here's an idea to save a little electricity and money as well.
clean your filter! no, I don't mean change it like you're supposed to. I mean clean it. I don't currently have one of the reusable ones for my a/c. we keep saying we'll get one but yeah, it doesn't happen. anyways, we use those regular, cheap a/c filters. they claim they last 30 days. pppffftttt! yeah, right! maybe in some house up north in the middle of a city. not in a mobile home in FL on a dirt road with poultry and a pine farm next door. so, once or twice a week, I vacuum that little baby off. yes, really. I get the filter out and vacuum it off. it extends the life of the filter to the actual 30 days it claims and it saves electricity cause the a/c doesn't have to work so hard to pull the air! when you're saving electricity, you're saving money (and the planet).