My wife is a manager of a nation chain motel. We live on the property. I do not do maintenance ( I work elsewhere)but I get to hear all the complaining. Recently the corporation came up with the idea to adjust the minimum and maximum setting inside the window air conditioners so that regardless of what the displays says the guests can not run the units too cold. Its like forcing the guests to set the units higher.
My thinking is they will just try to run them longer and they will not save any money in the long run.
Another question is how can you make the things not so noisy when they run? The walls can be pretty thin.
Also, I live In Idaho where summer night time temperatures can be 50-65 degrees. yet folks are still running the air conditioners. Would attic fans running at night help?