The Sense Home app measures electric currents and voltage to automatically identify core devices and provide you with unprecedented information about your home's energy usage. From day one, your Sense system starts to show how your household's activity impacts your electric bill.
Within the first week of installation or setup, Sense will find some common devices that cycle on and off frequently--such as most refrigerators, clothes dryers, or microwaves. Other devices take longer to identify, as the algorithms may need enough contextual data to reliably detect them among all the many appliances working throughout your home.
You optimize your Sense system by helping Sense properly name devices as it identifies their electrical patterns. You may also merge components within a complex device, such as a clothes dryer that has both a heating element and an engine the turns the clothes bin, as Sense will see each component as a distinct device without your input.
Over time, Sense will continue to identify new devices, and this continues to empower you to use energy more efficiently, reducing your electricity bills and your carbon footprint.
And Sense device detection capabilities will keep growing as our machine learning generates and differentiates emerging devices (such as electric vehicle chargers) and device models from new brands or newer versions of older brands.