Even before Sense discovers appliances and other devices in your home, you can see the energy they consume by watching the power meter in real time as you turning devices on and off.
Once the Sense Home app becomes active, it begins to learn the devices in your home. Your Sense system is able to identify many electrical appliances in typical homes, and we continue to expand our device detection abilities via crowdsourced data as more Sense systems come online. However, Sense likely won’t detect everything.
Low-wattage consumer electronics like computers, smart devices, and game consoles can be especially tough to track. As we get data from more and more homes, the performance and coverage of our device detection will improve. In the meantime, many of our users have had great success tracking these more challenging loads via our smart plug integration.
Note: If your Sense system is in your electrical panel, you may also be able to use direct circuit monitoring for especially large (240v) devices.
Learn more about the machine learning technology that is the essence of your Sense system here.