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Make Your Holidays Merry and Less Wasteful

Are you dreaming of a green Christmas? You can be less wasteful this year without losing any of the joy of the season. Here are some tips to make your holidays clean and green. TRAVEL CONSCIOUSLY We can’t all...

Winter Energy Savings Tips for Every Budget

This winter could be an expensive one for home heating bills. U.S. households are on track to spend more on energy this winter than any year since at least 2014, despite predictions that it will be a mild...

Getting to Know Our Support Team at Sense

From technical issues to general installation questions, our Support team are unparalleled Sense experts. We talked with a few support team members to learn more about their love for customer service and their...

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Getting Ready for the Hottest Days of Summer

Is the hottest day of summer on the Fourth of July or Labor Day in your town? Knowing your hottest summer day helps you anticipate when your electricity bill could spike as your air conditioning works harder to keep things cool indoors. But the...

Smart Ways to Handle Summer Heat Waves

2020 was one of the hottest summers on record, and the West Coast in particular suffered from both wildfires and intense heat waves last August and September. Following the heat waves were rolling blackouts. California released a report in January...

Five Surprising Insights from Sense Homes for Earth Day

This Earth Day, we decided to celebrate by sharing some of the most powerful and unexpected insights the Sense team has gained from your homes. Over the past few years, we’ve analyzed anonymized Sense home data to figure out where the energy hogs...

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...