I just wanted to comment on the heat here in NW New Mexico. We are experiencing 98-100 degree temps just as many of you are. This is when I really love my small home, when I'm trying to cool it off.
My sister and bil have a 3000 sqft home (for just the 2 of them by the way) that is never ever cool and when she comes to my little house she says I freeze her out. Of course we are able to use evaporative coolers here as we don't have the humidity alot of you have.
Heating and cooling these large homes is just ridiculous and now I'm happy to be able to say so in this forum....LOL.
Marilyn in NM