We have been forced to conserve energy this weekend because our AC is out! Not the best news on a hot June weekend in Phoenix, but really not the end of the world either.
We have completely shuttered every window and door possible, and much to my surprise it is still only 85 degrees inside our house now at about 2.15 pm. It will get a lot hotter later, and of course the house get warmest towards the end of the day, but it just goes to show how much energy it is possible to save on AC when one really tries, (or is forced!)
I am interested to see just how hot it will get. Our AC man can't get here until Monday due to high demand, so viewing this as a fun green endeavour will make the weekend pass a lot quicker I am sure. (We'll see how long that lasts!)
06.30.08 Update- So it got pretty miserable, and HOT, especially during the night! Good news was though that the AC guy was able to get here yesterday and sort it out. So, we are back to our lovely, cool, and extremely un- energy efficient home. Not an experiment I wish to repeat!