When I got home this evening after a long day of church, a birthday party, shopping, and dinner out, all I wanted was to come inside and relax in my nice cool air conditioning. The temperatures in the city where I live have been sweltering the past few weeks, and I haven’t been able to get cooled off no matter what I do. Today, I ended up staying out way longer than I wanted to, and I was tired, hot, and crabby from the heat outside. Walking across the parking lot from the restaurant where I had dinner felt like I was walking through a furnace! Well, when I finally got home, I was fully expecting to walk into my nice, cool, air conditioned house. I have a digital programmable thermostat, and I had the temperature set to around 68 degrees. Naturally, I was looking forward to stepping into the 68 degree temperature of my house and out of the furnace temperatures of outside. Imagine my surprise and disappointment when I noticed that not only was my house not the 68 degrees that it was supposed to be, it was actually hotter in my house than it was outside! I had the doors and windows closed up tight to keep all of the air conditioning in, but since the air conditioning hadn’t been running all day, the house was super hot and stuffy. I couldn’t figure out what in the world was going on with my central air conditioner or with my thermostat, so I called my local HVAC company as soon as I looked up the number.