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Five Ways to Weatherproof Drafty Windows Right Now

The polar vortex has been rattling windows and increasing heating bills across the country in these last cold weeks of winter, but it’s not too late to stop the drafts. Houses lose about 30% of their heating...

These Sense Community Members Earned Green Hearts This Valentine’s Day!

Thousands of Sense users visit our Community every month to share knowledge, expertise and insights about home energy topics and how to get the most from Sense. Community members take the time to answer all...

Understanding Time of Use Rate Plans

Understanding your utility’s energy rate plan can help you save on your utility bill, but rate plans can be confusing. Energy rate plans can vary in structure, with the cost of electricity changing throughout...

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Five Ways to Weatherproof Drafty Windows Right Now

The polar vortex has been rattling windows and increasing heating bills across the country in these last cold weeks of winter, but it’s not too late to stop the drafts. Houses lose about 30% of their heating energy through windows. When you consider...

Understanding Time of Use Rate Plans

Understanding your utility’s energy rate plan can help you save on your utility bill, but rate plans can be confusing. Energy rate plans can vary in structure, with the cost of electricity changing throughout the day. One increasingly common...

2020 Year End Update from Mike

CEO Mike Phillips shares key highlights from 2020 and looks ahead to 2021. Sense community, It certainly has been a tough year in so many ways! At Sense, we’ve been mostly working from home since March and finding new ways to collaborate both...

What is your Power Quality telling you?

Andrew had noticed mysterious things happening in his home, with some spanning back years, including lights flickering and solar panels failing to operate when other appliances were turned on. After a while, these mysterious events became part of...

The Biggest Sense Savings of 2020

In 2020, these users saved $18,500–and one user potentially prevented a fire with Sense. As 2020 comes to an end, we combed through the biggest estimated savings that users shared with us on Sense Saves. We’ve been even more impressed to see...

How to choose your next heating system

In the middle of the 20th century, oil and gas furnaces replaced coal because they provided cleaner, more convenient home heating. Today, we’re in the middle of another home energy transition to more efficient heating and cooling. If your furnace...