Mysterious Heat 2 Device


#1

Had Sense installed for about 2 to 3 weeks now. It has already identified our furnace, freezer, 2 fridges, coffee maker, oven, dryer and garage door opener. It has identified a Heat 2 source that uses about 250w but only about 5 to 9 seconds at a time about every other day…and it has happened when we are not at home, so not a device we have plugged in or switch that was flipped. I cant determine what it might be. Any thoughts?


#2

Ice maker heating element ?


#3

Ice maker is part of the Fridge, so do you think Sense can isolate that unit from the rest of the Fridge power?


#4

Yes indeed. It does exactly that. Quite different signatures.

In my case it’s accurately matched the new icemaker heater, but it can’t find my new refrigerator.


#5

I’m not an expert on ice makers, but is there any way to manually activate the heating element so that I could verify that is the source that Sense is picking up? That way I know exactly when it turns on.


#6

Sense “sees” different components (heating elements, motors, lightbulbs, etc.) of complicated devices as separate devices. Each type of component has a different “signature” when it turns on and off. That’s why there is a merge function, though I prefer to keep everything unmerged.