Yes, I moved it to a cooler spot in the basement just to be certain, I will see if it cools it anymore.
I usually try to ferment in the low-mid 60's w/ most of my ales. If you are using a temp. strip on the outside of your fermenter, then that's more than likely going give you more of an ambient temp reading rather than the actual temp of your wort/beer inside. If your temp strip reads 75, then the wort/beer on the inside is closer to 80. The beginning of fermentation is most important to keep your temps in check.
I was in your shoes last October as I began my homebrewing adventures and with the advice and help from others on this board, you'll be brewing some of the best beer you've ever tasted. So never hesitate to ask any questions on this board.