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Ingenious Clothes Dryer Hacks From Two Sense Customers

The humble clothes dryer can be one of the biggest energy consumers in your home. We recently heard from two people who saved money on their clothes dryers with Sense insights. Matt Ledbetter used Sense to...

How Do Smart Meters Work?

If you’ve heard the term “smart meter,” you may have asked, are they so smart? And what the heck do they do, anyway? Before the introduction of smart utility meters in the 1970s, utilities figured out how much...

How to Make Fireplaces Safer and More Efficient

Do you want chestnuts roasting on an open fire but not Jack Frost nipping at your nose? You can curl up with a book or a cup of hot chocolate with your significant others before a fire this holiday season...

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How to Make Fireplaces Safer and More Efficient

Do you want chestnuts roasting on an open fire but not Jack Frost nipping at your nose? You can curl up with a book or a cup of hot chocolate with your significant others before a fire this holiday season, while making your fireplace safer and more...

The Complete Guide to Kitchen Energy Savers and Wasters

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is a good time to clean up your kitchen’s energy wasters – and it’s just in time for Black Friday deals that make new appliances more affordable. In this article, we evaluate kitchen gadgets and...

Keep your home warm this winter

Colder-than-average temperatures this winter and increased fuel costs will make staying warm this winter a challenge. The price of natural gas, electricity, fuel oils and propane are all on the rise. Higher bills take a bite out of everyone’s budget...

Should You Get Rid of Your Old Fridge?

When most appliances break down, you need to replace them right away, since it’s likely you have just one washer, dryer, stove or dishwasher. Refrigerators are different. Nearly a quarter of American homes have two or more fridges. Sometimes the...

Who Controls Your Thermostat?

People have been fighting over who controls the temperature at home since we lived in caves. Who controls the fire? Who gets to sleep comfortably next to its burning embers on cold nights? Now we call it thermostat wars. One family member likes to...

Sense alerts homeowner to flooding

When Dan first moved into his rural home, he felt overwhelmed by trying to learn about his new house. Previously living in the city, he never had to think about his utilities or worry about how all the systems in his home worked. Sense gave Dan and...

How Electrical Panels Work

The modern electrical panel is like a highway interchange for your house. It performs two important functions: it carries electricity to the outlets and fixtures in your home and it prevents overloads that could cause house fires.  The power to run...

Top 9 Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill

Even the smallest changes can make the biggest difference in your electricity bill. Say goodbye to high utility costs with these top nine energy saving tips. Start by tackling your heating and cooling costs. 1. Maintain and update HVAC...