As it starts to warm up and you think about turning on the a/c try a fan instead.
Patton U2-2003 fan
E20739 20" box fan 80 watts(starting up)
That's a lot better than 900 watts or more for an air conditioner.
Windchaser PACR9 (SA12059 WA9000-ER) Portable air conditioner 9000BTU 868-906 watts
For those of you with a whole house a/c try opening a window. Greenhouse effect may make it warmer inside than out.
Readers, come to my rescue! Explain to me what the heck the fan setting on my thermostat does. It doesn't seem to do anything best I can tell. Ideally it would just bring in outside air instead of running the compressor, when the outside air is colder than inside, but that doesn't seem to be the case!