I grew up in the southernmost space of this state During the 1978s, air conditioning at that time is not what it is this week, however nowadays, there are all sorts of amazing and improving HVAC technology, but back in those days there were truly only more than one choices as far as A/C is distraught! You could either have a window a/c unit, or you could have Central heating ans cooling, but we did have central heating plus cooling, but my mother did not make truly much money after the death of my dad, so we had to save wherever all of us could, then when you live in a truly southern place where the temperature control often reaches triple digits and you don’t have a lot of money, you tend to learn tricks plus techniques to make the best of it. Some good ways to keep the home cool without turning down your A/C temperature control include the following. Number one, cover up the windows. Nothing beats blocking the Sun to deliver your air conditioner a break. If you can afford solar films for your windows, great. If you can’t, at least put room darkening curtains or even bedspreads over the windows so that your a/c can task less. Number more than one, get some shade, planting shade trees that grow fast around your lake home will also break down on the amount of work your air conditioner has to do. The last task your A/C has to do, the less money it’s going to cost you. Number 3, set your temperature control as high as you can sit it in the summer and as low as you can stand it in the wintertime. When you set your temperature control this way your a/c won’t come on as frequently, and in the wintertime your oil furnace will not come on as frequently either. Where we live, it is obvious not to have to use the furnace in the wintertime!