Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
He's right. It takes more energy to pull the humidity and heat out of the air after having it off or turned up then it does to keep it consistantly running at a level temp.
(my dad's been an a/c tech for 40 years)
Thats why my bill is always under $100 even in the heat of summer!
If you don't mind me asking, what do you leave your thermostat set at? I never turn mine up/down at night, and I leave it around 70-73. But it sorta sucks, because the basics in my townhouse (like the appliances and air conditioning) are sorta old, and the temp never stays constant. It will go from being comfortable, to warm, to a little cool throughout the day without me touching the temp! I've tried the trick of shutting the vents on one level (top in the winter, bottom in the summer) but that didn't seem to help either.