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App Feature: View Kilowatt-Hours

Your Sense app comes with a bunch of features you may not know about. Read on to learn how to get kilowatt-hour information so you can de-mystify your electric bill.

The Sense app has a lot of features! The app shows you watts by default, but here’s a little secret for those in the know–you also can view your home’s kilowatt-hour consumption, even down to a device level.

Step 1: Go to the trends screen by clicking on the menu icon of your home screen, then selecting “Usage.”

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Step 2: View more detailed trends by clicking on the first trends chart you see.

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Step 3: Press and hold on the column that you want to learn more about to view a pop-up with the kilowatt-hour information.

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Step 4: To see device-specific kilowatt-hour usage, scroll through the devices list at the bottom of the screen and select a device. Then, press and hold on the column you’re curious about to see a pop-up with the kilowatt-hour usage for the selected device during that time period.

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Hopefully this gives you more insight into how the watts you see in the bubbles on your home screen translate into the kilowatt-hours you see on your electric bill.

To learn more about watts, kilowatt-hours, and the difference between the two, read What is a Watt? on our blog.

Happy Sensing!