I'm hoping someone is going to tell me that I'm not being ridiculous. My electric bill just came in the the mail for the end of may- the end of June. It increased 235 % from our bill the previous month, and I'm flipping out. We live in a one bedroom apartment w/ central air, and always keep our air above 75 degrees when we're home (80 when we're not,) shut off lights dilligently, etc. This month's bill was over $175, and we're used to paying ~ $50. I'm going to take both bills down to the office tomorrow and use it as grounds for my plea for an updated air conditioning unit. Do you think I'm off base in doing this? Also, for comparison purposes, how much does it cost to cool your home in the summer months? What kind of home- 1 bedroom apt, 5 bedroom house, etc?