Sense Will Be The Smartest Device In Your Home
If you’re anything like me, you have a tracking device for almost everything in your life. I have a watch that counts how many steps I take and how many calories I am burning each day. I have a camera on my doorbell that tracks movements near my home. Not to mention all of the other devices I have control of using apps on my phone like baby monitors, in home cameras, tv remotes and more. With all of these smart devices, I felt as though nothing could get any smarter. I have control over almost everything in my life with the touch of a button. Well, almost everything. Have you ever thought it was possible to monitor the energy being used in your home?
Sense home monitor is a device that connects from inside your electric panel and essentially learning and tracking energy being used in your home. It’s can learn to recognize things from your AC unit down to your coffee maker! Once being installed by a professional electrician, Sense will start to recognize new devices over time based off of patterns through sensors in your electrical panel. Download the Sense app to view energy being used in real-time at the touch of your finger tips! Set goals for your energy being used and even discover if there may be an issue with something in your home. Get notified when certain devices are being used, having complete control over your home at all times.
Every electrical device has a unique electronic signature — its own voice. The Sense home energy monitor listens to those voices through current sensors in your electric panel. It records them millions of times per second. Then advanced machine learning detection algorithms work to distinguish one appliance from another — to recognize each individual voice. Over time, more and more devices are discovered as the Sense community grows.
- Track energy use over time – Set goals and monitor your progress through the month to make sure you stay on track.
- Set device-level notifications – Get alerts for when the garage door opens, the sump pump turns on, or when the dryer’s done.
- Identify sources of energy waste – Find energy hogs, identify vampire loads, and see how much they’re costing you.
- Keep tabs on your home – Stay safe and secure by checking if the oven was left on, or the iron got unplugged.
How Does Sense Recognize Certain Devices?
Every electrical device has a unique electronic signature — its own voice. Sense listens to those voices through two current sensors clamped on the service mains in your home electric panel. It samples current and voltage 1 million times per second. That’s 900 million times faster than utility “smart” meters. Sense consumes just four watts, about the same as charging a smartphone. Learn more about this here.
Set Goals and Alerts
Sense lets your set monthly goals based on how much energy your home is using. Simply input what your electric company charges your per kw. Inside the app you can view your usage and if you’re getting close to your monthly goal. Setting alerts works by Sense recognizing different devices and allowing you to be notified when something is running. For example, that you left the coffee maker on, or that your laundry is finished in the dryer.
Now that it’s summertime, we are running our AC more than ever. It’s great to see how much energy is being used while it’s running and we can determine times we actually don’t need it on. Sense has discovered so many different devices in my home in just 3 weeks! So far it’s discovered the dryer, the oven, the master bathroom light, the AC, the refrigerator, the garage door, and discovering more items almost daily! I have 2 young children, so it’s not uncommon for them to leave a light on here and there. But with Sense, they have been more aware of turning lights off. It’s been amazing having Sense connected to our home. My husband and I love the fact that we can monitor the energy being using in our home so can be more conservative with our energy use, and saving money in the process.
Are you in the market to bring the smartest home device into your home? Track every bit of energy being used, use less energy, and put your mind at ease knowing exactly what is running in your home. Sense gets smarter each day that goes by, recognizing new devices and helping your have complete control over your home’s energy usage. It’s a great way to see if you are wasting energy in your home, in turn saving you tons of money in the long run. Sense also integrates with Amazon Alexa, Google Assist, Phillips Hue, and more! Sense currently only works inside the US. Order yours today and start learning about your energy costs, saving money, and keeping your family safe!
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