I have asked this so many times I can’t count them, the answer varies but in the end its coming is what the response boils down to.
I even provided a excel spreadsheet with over 20 pieces of equipment listed including make and model number and any power information I could find like voltage, starting and running amps for motors, when the equipment usually runs and if complimentary equipment runs simultaneously like the heat pump and the air handler (fan and electrostatic air cleaner) which are on separate breakers, etc.
If they had a table that each user could fill out with information like that to me it seems it would help.
If they are looking at the signatures of equipment to determine what it is then if they knew (based on user input) that 100 people have the same model AC unit or Heat Pump then they could monitor those 100 people specifically for that piece of equipment and put together an algorithm that would detect that equipment faster and more accurately. At least it seems to me that’s how it would work. I know there are differences in everyone’s electrical layout and the list of equipment found in each home will be unique and that causes problems as far as identifying a particular piece of equipment. But wouldn’t it help to know what model AC unit you’re trying to ID in place of only knowing that there is an AC unit somewhere in the mix of traces feeding back to be analyzed.