I wanted to share my experience so far after resetting my Sense monitor and going through the device learning process again. I first installed Sense in December 2017. Since then, Sense technology has progressed substantially, and my device learning process has been very different this time around than it was ~3 years ago.
I decided to do a full data reset on my account for a few reasons:
- I renovated my kitchen and all the appliances are now different;
- Last year, I replaced my main electric panel, and some devices are now on a different leg of service than they were before;
- I got rid of one device (a peltier-based wine fridge) that was introducing “usage noise” into my readings;
- My device list was full of usage from the various tools used by contractors during the kitchen renovation, which I no longer wanted.
After the panel replacement, several devices that had switched to different legs of service were no longer detected properly, such as my heating boiler. Others were not detected as reliably as before. I figured this would be a good time to start fresh.
I’m just about to hit the one-week mark since pulling the trigger on the data reset. Since signal check took 14-48 hours to complete, I have about 5 days of actual device learning at this point. Sense has picked up 8 devices via native detection. I also have 7 HS110 smartplugs and two devices being monitored by dedicated circuit CTs. This native detection rate is much faster than I experienced back in 2017. It could help that there’s generally more device activity at home these days with the WFH situation, but I think that’s a minor factor compared to the generally improved back-end learning situation now. Here’s my current device list:
I should have many more devices that are Sense-detectable that haven’t shown up yet due to limited usage or no usage at this time of year. I also have some devices that I haven’t been able to figure out yet, either because they weren’t detectable previously, or they are subcomponents of new appliances or devices I didn’t have before. It will be fun to get these identified.