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Halloween Murder Mystery: What appliance is killing your utility bill?

This Halloween, we’re helping you find the spookiest culprits that drain money from your wallet every month, the appliances and other devices that cost you more than they should. Here’s our lineup of the...

Home Energy Horror Stories

What could be spookier than an energy vampire draining your utility bill? From phantom utility bills to malicious energy ghouls, we put on our ghostbusting hats this Halloween as we looked at some of the most...

Stay on track when the power goes out during fall and winter storms

It’s hurricane and blizzard season. Here’s how to keep track when the power goes out. As climate change warms the planet’s oceans, storms are growing bigger, stronger and more destructive. The storm season now...

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What is that Unnamed Device?

Has Sense detected an unnamed device in your home? Some devices, like microwaves or lamps, have simple electrical patterns and are fairly easy to name, but others are more complex. For many larger appliances, Sense sees the individual internal...

How Much Energy Does Your Refrigerator Really Use?

During summer, the fridge can seem like a tiny winter wonderland — a great place to crawl into and escape the heat. As you stand in front of your fridge cooling off for a moment or simply wondering what to snack on, consider that today’s...

Keeping a Lid on Higher Energy Bills This Summer

Our survey revealed surprising ways to stay cool and save more money. With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, most Americans are planning to spend time at home this summer–and they’re looking for ways to keep costs under control. New...

The Ultimate Guide to Reducing AC Costs This Summer

The dog days of summer have arrived, with heat waves sweeping the country and temperatures zooming past 90 degrees. With your air conditioning working overtime, you can expect hefty utility bills. To beat the heat while saving money, here’s our...

I Can’t Pay My Utility Bill. Now What?

This spring, as most Americans stayed at home, Sense home energy data showed that our customers’ average electricity bills rose 22% in April, when bills typically fall. Now it’s summer and with many families still at home relying on air conditioning...

Our Favorite Father’s Day Smart Gadgets

This Father’s Day, we looked for smart gadgets for every kind of Dad in your life. And with more family time in the backyard, we included some eco-friendly gadgets that do good for the planet, too. Tile Sticker For the “forgetful” Dad This small...