It is absolutely miserable here. Me nor the kids will dare venture outside until after 7pm due to the heat and humidity. The AC runs almost non stop unless I shut it down for brief periods during the day. Once the outside temperature is sustained at 90+ F on average (from 11am-6pm), in the hottest part of the day the lowest my AC can cool the house is between 80-82 degrees. I have a 2.5 Ton unit cooling about 1600 square feet. Is this just normal in this kind of heat? I'm home all day so that may be the biggest reason I really notice how hot it gets in here now. I have gone up into my attic to grab stuff during the summer and can just imagine how much of that attic heat is heating the house. I access my attic through the garage. If I were to keep the access open and rig a fan up to vent the attic air into the garage (I would crack the garage door) could this possibly help or would it undo what my ridge vent is suppose to be doing? I am very poor right now so running out and dumping a bunch of money on Low E windows and the like is out of the question. Any cheap suggestions?