The Sense app connects to a Sense home energy monitor or Wiser Energy monitor installed in your home’s electrical panel.
The Sense monitor analyzes changes in current and voltage one million times per second, giving you insights into your power consumption with unprecedented accuracy. It connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and then reports real-time and historical energy use to our Mobile/Web apps, so you can monitor your efficiency and home activity from anywhere.
Over time, Sense's machine learning algorithms identify unique signatures in the power use of individual devices within your home and match them against a growing database of appliances and home electronics.
To purchase a Sense monitor, visit https://sense.com
Ratings and Reviews
Saved me ~$1000 per year and it's fun.
I have had sense for a while now and this is my 3rd house with sense. When we moved in I had $570 electric bill. But sense helped my find problems I fixed. For example my pool pump variable speed motor was misconfigured. (2 pool guys never noticed it) sense never detected my pool motor but I can see it turn on with my schedule taking 2800W 12 hours a day. Now it takes 380W. It doesn't make financial sense to run solar pool heating I could not do this match without sense. My kitchen lights took 1300W now they don't. My landscaping lights took 2000w now they dont and there is still money to be made as I or sense have not identified a lots of load yet. I don't like to waste resources. I love sense it's fun and I frequently find my self checking what is going on. I was sceptical of the price tag but I would pay even more for it now that I had it for so long.
Everyone should get Sense
Flip a light switch, turn on a space heater, or microwave some food and instantly watch the effect it has on your energy usage. The energy usage awareness that Sense provides is amazing. I’ve never been more convinced that I need to replace all of those old incandescent bulbs with more energy efficient varieties. I’ve only had Sense for about a week and it’s already discovered six devices. For instance, I know that my garage door consumes 400 Watts and runs about 11 seconds. I also know that when I’m not home, my house consistently consumes between 200 and 400 Watts, not counting devices that turn on at regular intervals. With Sense, I’ll be able to isolate the devices that consume the most power and manage them more efficiently, which will ultimately reduce my energy bill. I haven’t done the ROI math yet, but Sense will definitely pay for itself.
I’m a robotics engineer and get to play with very expensive and very cool sensors. This one even has me excited. I love this thing, highly recommend it to people who want to understand where energy is going in the house so you can improve inefficiencies in your equipment and learn how to adjust your your behavior to minimize your carbon footprint where it makes sense. Took me ~30min to install after family went to sleep and was connected and self-calibrated within a few hours.
Just by walking around with the monitor and checking each breaker’s consumption at the panel (turn on everything on a breaker branch then turn off and using my nest thermostat data to look at my HVAC efficiency; I was able to identify inefficient lighting in parts of the house, an appliance that was always on (wine fridge with a busted thermostat), and that my furnace blower had a failed delay relay causing it to run much longer than needed after heat shut off.
I halved my energy bill right out the gate (within the first few days) by making some equipment and behavior changes without sacrificing creature comforts.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.