I prefer running fans to keep cool instead of using the A/C when it’s hot. I’d rather spend cents moving the air, than dollars cooling it. My family disagrees. However, since I’m the only one who can install the window units, I hold off until my wife says she’s had enough. If I time it right I get the units installed just before she reaches that point.
Even better than using fans is having Mother Nature provide a cool, breezy day where I can open up all the windows and enjoy. Can’t do that once the A/C units are in place.