Party leads to overuse of air conditioner

When I heard the air conditioner start back up, I knew that someone had taken it upon themselves to adjust my thermostat

Last July, my husband and I decided to host a party for our friends, family and neighbors. We spent nearly a month planning the event. We spent endless hours working on our lawns and gardens and making sure everything was perfect. We rented a tent, tables and chairs to provide plenty of shade and seating outside. We bought tons of drink options and cooked a ton of food. Although we expected everyone to remain outside the majority of the time, we also thoroughly cleaned the house. Due to all of the cooking, the inside area felt a bit overheated and sticky, and so I lowered the thermostat setting just a bit. As a guest started to arrive, we directed everyone to the seating areas under the tent, on the patio and beside the swimming pool. The day was extremely hot and humid with a temperature of 86 degrees and no breeze whatsoever. Unfortunately, our guests kept congregating inside the house. Every time people went in or out and opened the door, they allowed the heat in and our air conditioned air to escape Several times, I found the sliding glass doors to the patio standing wide open. The air conditioner was running non stop. I finally raised the thermostat setting high enough to avoid the cooling system starting up at all. The house quickly became uncomfortably warm. When I heard the air conditioner start back up, I knew that someone had taken it upon themselves to adjust my thermostat. I spent the entire party trying to keep the doors shut and the air conditioner from working so hard. Our electric bill for that month was astronomical.

 

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