I’ve been puzzled by my large “Always On” load of almost 500W since I got my Sense, and yesterday I finally had a chance to investigate it circuit-by-circuit. Looks like I’ve got about 250W of hard-wired load on my circuit labeled “Basement” on the breaker panel. The only device I can think of that was still powered on in that circuit is the transformer that powers our (Nest) doorbell. Is it even possible for that thing to draw 250W continuously? Maybe due to some sort of short-circuit or design flaw?
Proving that it’s the transformer is going to be a PITA because the thing is hard-wired and then foamed to seal around the drywall.
Is there a more modern way to power my Nest? It’s not like the little bugger needs amps of 24VAC to power its WiFi.