We had Sense installed on March 1. Our bill cycle runs roughly on the 14th if every month, so we had 1/2 a bill cycle to see the difference Sense could make, and what a difference it was!
Right away, we identified a space heater running in the trailer (we have renters) instead of their gas heat. We convinced them it was cheaper to use gas, and immediately saw a difference in our daily usage stats.
Additionally, we set a Sense goal to stay under 40 kWh daily. Just being mindful of the impact each device has in Sense, I think we made small changes to how we used electricity. All days since they switched to gas heat have been under 30 kWh, most under 25, and one day was 19.1.
Today, I took a look at my bill (the last half was with Sense, the first half without). We used an average 16.5 kWh less per day this month than we did 2 months ago then the average daily temp was 1 degree different! At 14 cents per kWh, that’s a $69 savings.
This month’s average is still skewed by the high usages pre-Sense, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing next month’s bill!