Brothers Abe and Erb live next-door to each other in smallish single-level
houses that are identical in all regards. Both have central AC.
In the hot, HOT summer months, both set their thermostats to 82 F.
Around 2 pm, Abe sez "The Hell With This!", turns the AC off, goes
down the nice, cool basement and reads a book until 6 pm, at which
time he turns the AC back on (82 F) for the remainder of the evening.
Erb fiddles not with the AC: leaves it set at 82 all day/nite.
All other things being equal, which bro. (if either) makes more
efficient use of AC energy (i.e. uses less elec. for any given day)?
And, of course, "Why?".
"The monkey and the baboon was playing 7-up.
The monkey won the money but he scared to pick it up.
The monkey stumbled, mama.
The baboon fell.
The monkey grab the money and he run like hell!"
- from "Dirty Motherfuyer", Roosevelt Sykes, around 1935