The desert gets so hot

If you live in the southwestern part of the country like I do, you’re probably used to having high air conditioning bills, especially in the summertime. It seems like the more we have to run the A/C, the hotter the temperatures get outside. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the old saying that “it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk,” but last year my daughter tried it out to see if it would actually work. She took one of our eggs out of the fridge, went outside into the oppressive midday heat, and cracked the egg on the sidewalk in front of our house. And amazingly enough, that egg literally fried on our sidewalk! I couldn’t believe it. I always thought that was an old wives’ tale, but apparently, in the area where we live, it’s something that happens on a regular basis. I’ve been looking for ways for us to save money on our air conditioning bills, but so far I haven’t been able to come up with anything. I try not to run the A/C all the time, but it’s just so stiflingly hot sometimes that I don’t know what else to do. It’s not like we ever have to run the furnace, so at least we’re saving money on that part of the heating and air conditioning bill. I don’t even think we really need a furnace in our house, if you want to know the truth. I wouldn’t mind taking the furnace completely out of here and installing a second air conditioning unit. I wonder if that would help matters as far as keeping the ventilation going in our house and the cooling system more energy efficient.

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