Good Morning, First, let me preface my question by stating that I do not have a background in physics so my question my or may not be ignorant. I simply have a curiosity and I am having trouble finding any results. My question is regarding air conditioners and cooling energy usage. Given an environment where humidity was not a factor, if ambient air temperature was a constant 78 degrees 24 hours a day for 30 days, and the indoor air conditioner was temperature was set to 74, would the same energy be consumed by the air conditioner as another 30 day period with an average temperature of 78 where the temperature fluctuated from the 90's to 60's causing the unit to work harder some of the time, and not at all during other times? This may not be enough information and again I am only looking for a general direction on how to come to a conclusion that can be defensible. Thanks!