I’m noticing a trend with several of my big appliances. Once Sense detects a large appliance, let’s say my water heater, it is only showing half of the wattage it uses under the appliance name. The other half of it’s usage is still listed under “other.” I first noticed it with the water heater, but it also does it with the central heater and the HVAC fan. But why??
I’ve come up with 2 theories, not sure if either one is correct. (A) Since these are double pole breaker devices, sense has only detected the device on one phase. If that’s the case, it’ll eventually find it on the other phase and then I can merge the 2. But, shouldn’t the power usage look identical on the 2 phases, making device detection super simple on the second phase? (B) Since the water heater has 2 heating elements, what I am seeing as my water heater is just one element, and the other element hasn’t been discovered yet. But, if that’s the case, why would my central heat and HVAC fan also be splitting in half??