Record breaking temperatures in NC last week and this week and the air conditioner is working overtime.
You can't control the heat outside, but you can minimize indoor heat.
Run the dryer and dishwasher at night on hot days and let your dishes air dry. Avoid heat-generating incandescent lighting and use a microwave, toaster oven or outdoor grill instead of the oven. It's best to avoid the use of major appliances between 2 and 8 p.m.
It is supposed to be up to 97 today, what is the weather like in your area?