In order to try to avoid a crazy electric bill next month...I have a question for you all. We tried not to use the a/c...but after it felt like I was in Vegas or Arizona yesterday when I got home (I work 25 miles away and the weather is very different)...I was just melting. So around 10pm after my husband was trying to install something in our bathroom, I look at him dripping with sweat and we both are thinking the same thing...we need the a/c!!! Anyway, my parents always used to run their a/c at night, my mom would turn it on around 6p...cool down the house and turn it off, or leave it on until she woke up in the morning at 4a. My husband tells me that he worked with this guy who's an engineer, who used to work for an a/c company, and he told my husband the best thing he learned while there was to keep your a/c on all day (he'd keep his thermostat at 79) and that way once it gets past that the a/c goes on brings the temp down and then goes off. He told him that was better/cheaper than getting home when it's like 90 in your house, blasting the air to cool down the house, turning it off in the morning, then repeating that routine. I'm worried to leave the a/c "on" all day. I mean we won't be using it every day, but it's supposed to be exceptionally hot this next couple of days. It's currently set at 83. How do you all use your a/c units during the summer? This being our first house, and our first time using the a/c in it, I'm worried!