Even if at the very beginning I could list my items Sense would know I have x, y, z, 1, 2, & 3, as opposed to trying to first try to guess what parts there are in the equation. I’m not even talking about EVERYTHING but at least the big stuff, washer, dryer, TV, fridge, etc.
As it stands now, I’ve got my AC, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Garage Door, Master Bedroom Closet light (super random), and Fridge. It’s still missing my washer, electronics like TV, desktop computer, entertainment center hardware, and all my lights (minus my master bedroom closet). I can clearly see when these things go on in the “other” bubble, sense just hasn’t pulled them out of the hat yet.
What’s really frustrating is that I have a clean house electrically. I typically can get my “always on” down to less than 100 watts and generally doesn’t go much over 3 or 4k at any one time. I’d expect it to be able to figure it out a bit more easily than it does.
There’s a lot of value in sense for my case. If I can keep my monthly electricity usage below 1,000 kwh for the month, my electricity is $.0002 or .02 cents (practically nothing). Over 1,000 kwh it goes up to 9 cents. For the last three years I only go over three months each year - summer with the AC. Two are close, in the 1,100 kwh range, and if I can get one or two of them down the device pays for itself. However, I really want know what my washer is using. Cutting a load here or them is doable, but before I do it I want to know it’s going to have an impact in the larger picture.