Tip #1 – Maintain Your Filters
Have you ever opened up your clothes drier to be greeted with damp clothes, then sighed as you realized you forgot to clean the filter beforehand? Your HVAC system is a lot like that. Not only will it not cool effectively with a dirty/clogged filter, but your system will have to work significantly harder, and utilize a lot more energy in the process.
Change your filter every 1-3 months for optimal performance, although pet friendly homes tend to require filter replacements much more frequently than those without.