If your utility company has provided you with a Sense-enabled smart meter, there are many benefits to downloading the Sense app and starting to take control of your home’s energy use.
Working with you and your knowledge of your home's electrical devices, Sense technology can help you use energy more efficiently, lower your electricity bills, and reduce your carbon footprint.
Following is more information on how this collaboration can benefit you.
You can save money.
People who use Sense save, on average, 8% on their electric bill. Sense shows how much energy your home consumes in real time and, over time, Sense can show what individual devices consume, comparing consumption month over month. Sense helps you understand how your household’s activity impacts your electric bill, and offers tips on how you might save.
You can reduce energy waste.
Sense can help you find inefficient appliances and decide if it’s time for an upgrade. And Sense can help you identify the devices in your home that consume energy even when not in use.
You can set real-time notifications.
Sense helps you gain peace of mind. Worried about heavy rains? Get notified if your sump pump isn’t running! Forgot to turn off the oven? Sense can notify you. Just customize notifications to ensure that your loved ones at home are safe and well-protected.
You can monitor your home from anywhere.
Whether you’re at the office, running errands, or spending quality time with your family, Sense’s easy-to-use mobile app for iOS or Android keeps you informed on what’s happening in your home. And the Sense app is free for National Grid customers with a Sense-enabled smart meter (AMI).
Power is Knowledge™.
Sense gives you an unprecedented view of your home that helps you reduce your carbon footprint. It empowers you to use energy more efficiently and reduce energy waste. So you can do your part for the environment while saving on your electric bill.
Please see this blog, "Next-Gen Smart Meters Have Arrived. Why That's a Good Thing."
And if you’re a National Grid customer, please see this article for answers to other common questions.