In order to explain this better I’ll paint the picture of what may be a typical install (which it probably is in my neck of the woods).
Home has a dehumidifier in the basement and single zone HVAC as well as ceiling fans throughout. All powered on through typical hot/cold dry/humid seasons (Wisconsin, for me). I don’t really know how much money my dehumidifier in my basement saves me vs running my AC a degree cooler, if any. How about having my HVAC fan circulate air more often from the cool basement vs just running ceiling fans?
I think it would be nice to get these sort of homeowner suggestions if sense knew a little more from my setup.
If sense had the programming to glean some info from my smart thermostat or maybe just know the setpoint of my dehumidifier which I could tell it, pull ambient outside temp, humidity, maybe even pull the forecast and tell me the optimum time to tweak settings on one or the other to keep things comfortable as efficiently as possible.
I would bet this is a long shot, of course, as far as feature requests go. Consider if you really want to show someone ROI on a product you could put real numbers to it instead of just having sense be a passive tool. I hate to say it but sense could monetize on this separately as a subscription service which users may subscribe to after a trial period or something. I certainly would subscribe to it for a year for a few bucks especially if it would tell me how to run my home closer to efficient for those large loads.
I would expect to see homeowner tips like:
“increasing the fan speed of your main room ceiling fan may circulate air better during the day instead of running the HVAC fan.”
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“Setting your furnace one degree warmer may decrease humidity enough for your dehumidifier to not run and would be about the same cost but more comfortable in December-March.”
“Feeding your dog a diet lower in fiber will make him move more often during the day.” (I kid, I kid)
Just an idea… I’m sure this level of learning is a long shot so don’t get too critical. Honestly though if I put this data into a spreadsheet vs time I could find the most efficient way to keep a temperature on a certain forecasted day. It’s learning all of this automatically for thousands of different configurations and making meaningful suggestions that is the real secret sauce.