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Save with Sense

The average user saves 8% on
their electric bill.

The Sense Home Energy Monitor helps you understand your home’s energy in real-time so you can identify waste and save on your electricity bill.

Engage customers and manage to the grid edge.

Sense’s AI unlocks value with real time, detailed device detection and in-home intelligence

How Sense Saves

Understanding how much energy your home is using, when and where, empowers you to find savings. Sense gives you the tools to break it down and take action.

How Sense Saves

Understanding how much energy your home is using, when and where, empowers you to find savings. Sense gives you the tools to break it down and take action.
The New Way to Look At Your Energy Bill
Don't be surprised by your bill at the end of the month. View real-time data and energy usage trends to project your bill and help your family be more efficient.
Connect With Your Home
Sense captures your home's electricity usage in real-time. You can find out how much energy a device is using by going around your house and turning it on or off.
Uncover Energy Hogs
Many devices are on when you don't even realize it, like your cable box or Keurig coffee machine! Find and turn off the energy hogs in your home and put that money back into your pocket.
Avoid Disaster Before It Happens
Did you leave the iron on? Sense can help spot signs of trouble in your home before they turn into disaster with real-time alerts.
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The New Way to Look At Your Energy Bill
Don't be surprised by your bill at the end of the month. View real-time data and energy usage trends to project your bill and help your family be more efficient.
Connect With Your Home
Sense captures your home's electricity usage in real-time. You can find out how much energy a device is using by going around your house and turning it on or off.
Uncover Energy Hogs
Many devices are on when you don't even realize it, like your cable box or Keurig coffee machine! Find and turn off the energy hogs in your home and put that money back into your pocket.
Avoid Disaster Before It Happens
Did you leave the iron on? Sense can help spot signs of trouble in your home before they turn into disaster with real-time alerts.
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How Sense Works

How Our Customers Saved With Sense

Jorge F., Massachusetts

Sense Paid for Itself In 1st Month!

“We live in Massachusetts so the cost per kwh is inherently much more expensive than average in USA, hence the higher savings in adopting sense…the culprit was the water circulation pump draining the 80 gallon water heater on a continuous basis!”
Saved $2,500/yr
James R., California

Sense Helped Find Water Heater Leak

“My outdoor kitchen has a 6 gallon under sink hot water heater. It normally consumes 1.3kW at 1:30 duty cycle, so 1.04kWh/day. Yesterday morning it started to cycle on much more frequently…maybe a 4:10 duty cycle, thus 12.48kWh/day.”
Saved $86/mo
Mark R., Nevada

Time to Clean the Refrigerator Coils.

“Bought our current home in December of 2017. First this home was our vacation and retirement place as we lived in another location due to my job. I noticed after 12 months, the refrigerator that came with the home, was on longer than others…”
Saved $2,500/yr

Which Sense Monitor is Right for You?

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Sense Flex

Our most comprehensive energy
monitoring system for non-solar homes.

Includes two sets of sensors; one set to monitor
your main energy, and a second set to
monitor one of the following in the chart below:

Sense

Our base model for non-solar homes

Includes one set of sensors to
monitor your energy.

Sense Solar

For homes with solar

Includes two sets of sensors; one set to
monitor your main energy, and a second set to
monitor your solar system.

Sense Flex

Our most comprehensive energy monitoring system for non-solar homes.

Includes two sets of sensors; one set to monitor your main energy, and a second set to monitor one of the following in the chart below:

Dedicated Circuit Monitoring
400A split-service
Generator support
Generator support

Sense

Our base model for non-solar homes

Includes one set of sensors to monitor your energy.

Dedicated Circuit Monitoring
400A split-service
Generator support
Generator support

Sense Solar

For homes with solar

Includes two sets of sensors; one set to monitor your main energy, and a second set to monitor your solar system.

Dedicated Circuit Monitoring
400A split-service
Generator support
Generator support
Dedicated Circuit Monitoring
400A split-service
Generator support
Solar Monitoring

Sense Setup Steps

Sense is a small but powerful computer that installs inside your electrical panel.
It should be installed by a licensed electrician. The process
usually takes 30 minutes.
Once the monitor is connected, setup is completed in the app.

FAQ

Can Sense detect all devices?

Even before Sense discovers devices in your home, it’s easy to see how much energy they consume just by turning them on and off and watching the Power Meter in real time. Check out this video to learn more. Once Sense completes the signal check process, it will start detecting devices in your home. Sense is able to identify many electrical devices in typical homes, and we continue to expand our device detection abilities via crowdsourced data as more Sense monitors come online. However, it 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. Learn more about the machine learning technology that undergirds Sense here.

What is dedicated circuit monitoring?

Sense users can now use the middle port to track up to two separate 120V/240V circuits in their electrical panel. Dedicated installation requires that the middle port is unused by solar, generator, or 400A split-service monitoring (or another feature.) For instructions on setting up Sense with Dedicated Circuit Monitoring, please consult the Sense with Dedicated Circuit Monitoring Installation Guide.

How does Sense work?

With clamp-on current sensors, the Sense Home Energy Monitor takes current and voltage measurements over 1 million times every second. From this incredibly high-resolution data, it derives the electrical signatures of individual devices. In comparison, most “high resolution” smart meters only take measurements every couple of seconds…hardly real time! You can read more about how Sense works in this blog post. Within the first week of installation, Sense should be able to find some common devices that cycle on and off frequently, like your refrigerator or microwave. Some devices will take longer to identify, until the algorithms have seen enough contextual data to reliably detect them. There are devices that Sense won’t be able to recognize right away, but as more Sense Home Energy Monitors are installed across the US and Canada, our machine learning algorithms will have more data to generate models from, and the device detection capabilities will just keep growing!

Is Sense compatible with my home?

To ensure you have the best experience with Sense, the following compatibility specifications are recommended:

 

Your home has:
2.4Ghz Wi-Fi network with consistent internet connection. Sense is not compatible with 5Ghz Wi-Fi signals. Its own electrical meter and accessible electrical panel.
 
Your mobile device:
runs on iOS or Android and has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
 
Your electrical panel:
Is a split-phase 120/240V or a 400A split-service residential panel with individual panels up to 200A.Must have enough space to fit sensor clamps with HxWxD dimensions of 3.375″ x 2″ x .75″ (85.73 x 50.8 x 19.05mm), and an inside diameter of 1”. The Sense current sensors may not be able to fit around busbars. Our sensor cables are 46″ (116.84cm) long and our power cable is 36″ (91.44cm) long.
 
Does not drop below 32°F (0°C) or exceed 154°F (68°C).
Is not exposed to water or areas with high condensation (Sense complies with ANSI/IEC 60529 Rated IPx0).
Does Sense charge subscription fees?

No. There is only a one-time cost for the Sense energy monitor. Use of the Sense mobile and web apps is included. New features and enhancements are free via app updates and over-the-air software upgrades.

How do you keep my data secure?

At Sense we take security very seriously and we do everything we can to ensure your data is secure. All communications between the Sense monitor, the Sense cloud servers, and Sense apps are encrypted with AES 128-bit encryption and TLS/SSL (HTTPS). Sense uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud servers and online storage. Personally identifiable information like email address and account information is stored in physically separate systems from any application data. Physical security is managed by Amazon and access to these production systems is limited to a very small group of Sense engineering team members.

 
Automated systems process the data collected from Sense monitors to detect devices, send notifications, generate report emails, and power the Sense apps. Sense never shares any of this data with 3rd parties without explicit user opt-in on a case-by-case basis (for example, when a utility wishes to provide discounts/services to their customers in exchange for sharing limited power data.) Sense support employees will on occasion need to access some of this data to troubleshoot issues, but again we will only access this data with explicit permission from you.