AC Energy Comparison analyzes air conditioner energy usage in your home compared to similar homes. Sense calculates your average AC energy usage per day (kWh) during the summer months and compares performance to other homes depending on the ‘Home Details’ you’ve entered in the Sense app, including:
- Zip code
- Local weather
- Home size
Please note, AC Energy Comparison relies on Sense having at least partial detection of your AC and currently only works for central ACs, heat pumps and some window ACs.
If you’ve received a notification in the Sense app about AC Energy Comparison, we’d like you to share details here in the community.
How to create an AC Energy Comparison stall post for community feedback
- Title - For the title of your new post, please label the post: AC Energy Comparison - [SUBJECT]
- Completeness - In order for the Sense community to provide feedback or insight, please share the below details when submitting a post to the community.
- Tagging - Please make sure the entry is tagged correctly as “AC Energy Comparison”
- Consistent formatting - Please make sure you have as many of the above criteria as possible in your post so Sense community members can offer feedback or questions.
Required information to include:
What type of AC do you have?
- Central AC (ducted)
- Geothermal (ducted)
- Air Handler
- Other - please specify
What type of blower does your AC have?
- Conventional constant or fixed speed motor
- Variable speed motor
- I don’t know
What type of compressor does your AC have?
- Conventional constant or fixed speed compressor (most units have this)
- Variable-speed electronic inverter-controlled motor (most mini-splits, some modern ducted ACs, heat-pumps, and window-ACs have this)
- I don’t know
Have you performed a Home Energy Audit OR did a professional perform an audit?
- What did you find?
- What did you change?
Optional Information to include:
- Make/Model of your AC?
- How old is your AC?
Resources for AC Energy Comparison
If you have found additional state (or national) resources, please reach out to @JustinAtSense.
- Home Energy Audits
Do-it-yourself Home Energy Audit
- If you’re looking for some ways to save on your energy bill and usage, this is the perfect place to start.
Professional Home Energy Audit
- If you’ve already performed a DIY Home Energy Audit, having a professional come out for a routine inspection is the next step. Before paying for a professional home energy audit, check to see if your state offers free or discounted audits as part of their energy efficiency program.
- Do-it-yourself Home Energy Audit
State and Utility resources: