Hello, my name is Matt and I live in the Southern New England area. I just installed my first Sense monitor yesterday (July 1st, 2020). By day I work as an Electrical Design Engineer for a sensor company. While we have a vast portfolio of products and customers, we mainly serve sensors (mostly pressure sensors but others as well) for the automotive and HVOR markets. Our internal joke is that we’re the “biggest company no ones ever heard of”, as most people utilize our products daily in all aspects of their life without knowing it.
I became interested in having a Sense device when I saw my electricity bill for an apartment I recently moved into jump from around $60 to over $200 between the months of May vs June. Besides the obvious contribution of having started using the air conditioning in June, I realized that I was blind to where electricity was being used within my home.
I’m fairly new to “Smart Home” devices, but I did install an ecobee5 Smart Thermostat w/ 4x ecobee SmartSensors a few weeks back. I also have a ‘smart’ alarm system (IMO it’s not overly “smart” but it can be controlled remotely via web / iOS app, has geo-fencing, etc.). Hoping to get into some smart plugs and bulbs soon, and maybe even a smart lock.
If the Sense team feels that my technical background could offer value as an alpha/beta tester, please feel free to contact me. I have an eagerness to contribute and help improve this energy monitoring technology. I look forward to learning from this community.