Living on a budget never goes away. Air conditioning can be quite expensive especially if you have to repair or replace the HVAC system often. One way I work to keep my a/c working properly is to prevent the A/C drain from becoming clogged. After doing a good bit of research and speaking to others I discovered that simply pouring vinegar in the drain line will keep it running smoothly. Vinegar will kill any types of bacteria and fungi such as mold, algae, or mildew. It will also keep clogs from building in the line. If you repeat this on a monthly basis it will keep the air conditioner working. If you don’t quite know how to keep the line clean with vinegar than I can give you advice. First, turn the air conditioning system off at the thermostat and then the breaker. Next, find the condensate drain line which you can find outside attached to your house. Find the T-shaped vent with a cap and remove the cap and look for any blockage. Pour ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar into the opening in the line. Distilled white vinegar has an increased cleaning property boost as it has increased acidity. If you can’t stand the smell of vinegar you can always use peroxide or hot water with a bit of dish soap. Let the vinegar sit in the drain roughly 30 minutes then flush it with water to make sure everything is working properly. Then replace the cap. Once you start repeating this every month it will keep the clogs and bacteria from growing and will keep your air conditioner working well.