Meeting With my Cousin to Give her Energy Saving Tips

My cousin is on her own now and has her own house but doesn’t know much about it. I want to tell her how to save money on heating and cooling because she is spending a lot on power bills that don’t need to be spent. The house needs some things done to it to make it more energy efficient and she needs to learn a few tricks to save her some money. The first thing I noticed is that she has some windows that are open a little bit all of the time. The window in her bathroom is open some to get rid of the smells, but all she has to do is install a small fan in the ceiling and then she won’t be cooling down the backyard with her air conditioner blowing cold air out the bathroom window. I think I could make a list of things for her and she can just go through the list and make sure she is doing all of the things that can save her money. She also sets her smart thermostat to keep the house at 74 F while she is at work which wastes a lot of money. She should set it to 80 F because the unit cools the house down in about 30 minutes when she turns it on when she gets home. She could also just program the unit to cool down the house a half hour before she returns home as she has a smart thermostat but doesn’t know how to program it. I’ll teach her.