Sense Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are Solar Panels Right for Your Home?

With Federal tax breaks ending in 2021, it could be time for your home’s energy independence! Climate change has prompted many of us to think about where the energy we use comes from and what impact it has on the world. About 60% of households...

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...

Diving into the Deep End on Pool Savings

With summer heating up, a lot of us are dreaming of getting refreshed at the beach or cooling down in a pool. If you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, you might be wondering how to keep costs down in the long summer ahead while your...