I did wait an hour

I really need some help with my bills. I don’t really understand what is going on here. My three ton HVAC unit is using nearly 10 kwhs every single hour. It makes no sense! In my last home, we used just 20 kwhs every single day, even when we ran the A/C. There’s no way that my HVAC unit should be using that much in an hour. There’s definitely something wrong with it. It runs all day and barely gets to the temperature I set on the the thermostat, which is a totally reasonable 74 degrees.  It’s super hot outside, so I don’t want to shut off the A/C, but I feel like I am going to have to shut it down so I can save a little bit of money this month. I was barely getting by before my A/C started acting up. Now, there’s no way I’ll be able to pay my bills this month. I’ll have to put all my groceries on a credit card for a while I guess. I am going to have to call an HVAC technician to come look at the the A/C and heating unit, but of course, that’s going to cost me an arm and a leg. It could be $500 or more to fix the unit and I don’t have any money right now. So, now I’m stuck with insanely high electricity bills or an insanely high HVAC technician bill. Common sense says that I should just get the air conditioner and heating system serviced and get to the bottom of it all, but part of me is just hoping the issue resolves on its own. I can’t wait until summer is over.

new air conditioner