I’ve been trying to keep my hands off that darn temperature control. However, with this terribly sizzling weather, it has been genuinely difficult to do so. I realize, of course, that if I continue to adjust the temperature control lower for cooler air, I will have difficulty paying for my electric bill in a week. I suppose that all the people are in the same boat as I am, but I don’t have to pay their bills. Nor do I worry about their AC usage. It is the cost of running my AC that I’m upset about. I live alone, so in the past, I had been turning off the cooling system. However, I’ve stopped that practice, since I learn that it takes longer to cool all the furniture down. Instead, I raise the temperature control a few degrees so the AC will not come on as often. It only takes a few hours to cool the home down again at the end of the day, once I lower the temperature at the temperature control. Of course, to help with the energy use, I keep all the blinds closed, eliminating that sunshine. That huge window genuinely does come in handy in the Wintertime, though! I don’t have to use the heating system as much on sunny afternoons. However, this is the middle of Summer, in addition to my AC is not sending as much chilly air out through my home as I’d like. So I’m staying in front of the fan, underneath the AC vents. I’m hoping that some AC is better than no AC at all.