So lately I’ve been experiencing a bit of chaos with known or partially known sense devices that are on 240v circuits. Specific devices are:
Upstairs Heat Pump/AC
Downstairs Heat Pump/AC
My water heater and pool pump have been pretty accurate for a while even though the pool pump initially was detected at half its power draw then after about a week, the 2nd half joined it.
My downstairs heat pump/AC is a new device but seems to be grabbing both sides of the 240v.
My upstairs heat pump/AC is also newly discovered but so far sense has only picked up half of its power draw. I’m hoping the 2nd half will soon join it like what I experienced with my pool pump in the 1st week of its discovery.
So that’s where I stand on these devices but over the weekend and maybe even end of last week, here’s what has randomly occurred…
240v devices like my water heater, pool pump, and downstairs heat pump/AC have randomly started kicking on with only half of their power in the appropriate red bubble and the other half in other. At times, I can see this happen and turn that device off, then back on and it then grabs all of it, or maybe not. It’s random. Other times it may kick on correctly only to lose half of it while running.
The chaos this has caused is twofold:
- my historical usage data is invalid
- I’ve seen things like my AC running at the same time as my pool pump. The pool pump then loses half its known power. The AC turns off in real life, but sense gives the now lost pool pump power to my AC that turned off and thinks both are running when the AC isn’t.
The frustration is this sort of behavior seems to happen randomly and usually while I’m asleep or otherwise not home to argue via the “not on” with sense.
Has anyone else experienced this sort of behavior? I’m worried if I can trust sense to keep my 240v devices accurate since this seems to be happening after clean detection for a few weeks.