Living on a budget never goes away. Air conditioning can be quite lavish especially if you have to repair or replace the Heating & A/C system often. One way I job to keep our cooling system working properly is to prevent the cooling system drain from becoming clogged. After doing a fantastic bit of research & speaking to others I discovered that simply pouring vinegar in the drain line will keep it running smoothly, but vinegar will kill any types of bacteria & fungi such as mold, algae, or mildew. It will also keep clogs from building in the line. If you repeat this on a yearly basis it will keep the cooling system working. If you don’t quite think how to keep the line clean with vinegar than I can provide you advice. First, turn the cooling system off at the thermostat & 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 & remove the cap & look for any blockage, and pour ¼ cup of distilled colorless vinegar into the opening in the line, then distilled colorless vinegar has an increased cleaning property boost as it has increased acidity. If you can’t rest the stink 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 hours 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 & bacteria from growing & will keep your cooling system working well.