Due to a quirk of the way my house is wired, when I connected the Sense back in the spring I knew it would never see the load of either the pool pump or the outside compressor portion of the heat pump. And while that is a disappointment since they are the biggest users of power in the house, there isn’t much I can do about it unless, or until Sense can integrate 2 monitors into one account effectively. Or, if someone has come up with a spreadsheet that merges data from 2 Sense into one report to consolidate, I guess that would work as well.
So my question is, if Sense cannot see the outside compressor, is that likely to increase the length of time it takes for it to detect the air handler which, unless the secondary heat comes on is just a motor for the blower?
Because in a ridiculous twist of fate, I had to replace my entire heat pump system a week or so ago and the air handler had never been discovered after 4 months despite running like crazy in a Florida summer. But then about 4 days after the new system was installed I got a new device alert of a motor being discovered, but that motor hasn’t shown up as operational since the day the old Heat Pump system was replaced so I’m guessing that it did finally think it found the old one after 4 months. I’m concerned that since the new one is variable speed, and Sense can’t see the compressor it will take it absolutely forever before it picks up this one and my Other category will continue to represent 70% of my usage forever