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What does 2020 mean for Thanksgiving energy consumption?

With fewer people traveling this year, what are the energy costs of our Thanksgiving feasts and family gatherings? This year, fewer families are traveling for their holiday plans to get together, eat good...

Baby, it’s cold outside, but a furnace keeps you warm inside

The home furnace is essential to our comfort as the days get shorter and temperatures dip below 50 degrees in many states. Today central heating keeps homes evenly warm in the chilliest weather, but just a...

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...

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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...

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 “haunted” devices that were shared with...

Sense gets flexible with Flex Add-on Sensors

Flex add-on sensors for the Sense Home Energy Monitor give you flexible, new options for tracking energy in your home. Flex sensors offer three new capabilities: 1. Support for 400A split-service panels; or 2. Ability to monitor up to two 120V or...

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...

What is Sense Labs?

We’re excited to announce Sense Labs, a new invention space in the Sense app where you can access early feature previews. In the Sense Labs section of our Community, users can submit and share their Sense Labs experience and exchange insights...

What Your Utility Bill Doesn’t Tell You

There’s a saying “You get what you pay for,” but in one area of daily life, it’s hard to know exactly what you are paying for. Utility bills don’t give up much information besides what you owe for a month’s worth of electricity. There’s a...

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...