When I look at the “Devices > Always On” “comparison”, it shows only the usage that wasn’t tracked by my smart plugs (it shows 94 watts, rather than the actual “always on” of 140-150).
The itemized breakout below that “Stats/comparison” shows an itemized breakout of roughly 48 watts (meaning that my [unidentified] “always on” of 94w + [itemized] “always on” of 48w + <a few watts of “Itemized always on” devices being slightly above their norms>: equals: my typical “always on” of roughly 140-150… which is the number shown counting my live “always on”).
However, the number shown in the Stats and the comparison (roughly 94w) does not match my true “always on” at all.
Instead: that number is the unidentified “always on” number… which would be cool if I were competing to get the lowest “unitemized” usage… but I’m not particularly interested in that… rather: I’m interested to drive down my actual “always on” usage)
When this feature was initially introduced, I thought it was maybe just a temporary thing, but this has persisted quite reliably for several months now.
I understand the concept of “always on” as a kind of “baseline” usage that Sense will “never” have insight to (and I fully recognize the importance of the difference between the “always on” usage that Sense does not have granular tracking for vs. the “always on” that Sense does have granular tracking for [presumably via smart plugs or such])…
However, if I am working to minimize my net “always on” power usage, then just putting a bunch of smart plugs around the house (on “always on” devices) will misleadingly indicate that my [Sense unitemized] “always on” has decreased considerably: when, really my “minimum power usage” [what I would call my actual “always on”] is entirely unchanged (technically would be slightly increased because of the few watts that each smart plug consumes constantly)…
Is this something unique to me, or am I misunderstanding something?
Or is this a bug/feature (and is Sense aware of this?)?