Whenever Sense discovers a device, and assuming I’m able to pin it down to a specific… thing, how important is it to enter the make and model number?
I’m only ten days into my Sense experience, but I have isolated and entered make and model numbers for two water heaters, a dehumidifier, refrigerator, and a high efficiency washing machine I just connected to an HS110 smart plug. <<-- Mainly because I’m OCD about this stuff. Incidentally, Sense thinks the washer is on all the time just because the plug is “on” and the washer is drawing 1 watt. I suspect that will change with time.
I initially put in the info for my central air but since it seems to have trouble telling the difference between the upstairs split-system heat pump and the downstairs gas-pack, I removed the details other than “Trane” (which they both are).
Regarding the central air, based on power meter analysis, it no longer seems to recognize the downstairs unit but I’m not sure… The upstairs unit has a soft-start fan and the current signature is definitely different than the downstairs unit. I think maybe Sense has figured it out but since it’s been fairly cool all week and the air hasn’t run I can’t tell.
Anyway, my question is really: Is the make and model really important? Does this info get sent to Sense servers for analysis, which I suspect is true, or is it just for local reference?