I have a device that shows up as “Water Heater 2” that I’m not sure what it is. I’m pretty sure it’s not the water heater though. It averages almost 5300W and runs for almost 5 minutes. There is data for it going back to Nov 2019, but it’s only seen sporadically. It’s only been on twice a month except for Dec where it came on 3 times.
I live in Florida, so our heat doesn’t really run all that often. I suspect if I could look at the timeline to see what times the device turned on and off, it would be in the middle of the night when a cold front came through.
The data export was not helpful at all in this regards.
As a side note, I know I can use IFTTT to write an event to a Goggle sheet when the device turns on and off. This has a few downsides.
- You can’t see historical data
- If you want to see on and off you have to create 2 rules in IFTTT, one for each state
- If it’s a device that doesn’t run for very long, sometimes the off event is written to the Sheet before the on event
- This rule goes off the device name and not the device ID, so if you rename a device it messes up the rule in IFTTT and because of point 2, you have 2 rules to go edit and fix.