RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Summer heat could hit any day, so now's the time to figure out how you can cut costs on your power bill.
Here is a list of the top five things in your house that are sucking dollars out of your wallet.
1. Almost half your power bill is heating and cooling costs. Dirt on the outside of the unit is costing you money.
"The better the coils can transfer air across then the more efficient it's going to operate," said Mike Wade, CEO of See Logix.
Dirt strains the fan too, so keep the unit clean.
Changing your filter helps clean air move more freely throughout the system, but dirt can get by the filter, building up on the cooling coil. Gently scrape away the gunk to help your system run better.
Also, consider a programmable thermostat - it will allow you to manage the run time.