It’s available information that most people know Sense already has (other whole house monitors also offer it). I agree most are gonna perfectly fine. A “gross balance” can also be done without sense telling you. But it sure would be easy to see if there is some abnormality you had not considered (or perhaps even a fault) and be available to fine tune their for folks with OCD.
Of course Sense is accurate for TOTAL kWh, it better be. It would be just as accurate for the total of each phase. Try putting a Kill-O-Watt meter on your fridge and compare that to what Sense says. Right now Sense is off by 50% (it’s not factoring in the defrost cycle or it’s always on load). It may eventually improve. But some devices are gonna be way to complex to ever figure out (Variable speed AC compressor, Variable Speed HVAC Fan, Variable Speed Pool pump and soon to be Variable speed Fridge compressor). Which is why I’d like one more step of accurate detail by seeing plots of each phase. As a general purpose informational tool (just like what Sense is). I figured out a lot with one total kWh trace. It would have been easier with one trace for each phase.
Correct, at $0.085 kWh it would be very hard to justify Solar (based on economy alone). But I’d do it now, even if it was break even ROI over 20 years. My rate is $0.25 kWh and the ROI is 6-7 years. After that I make $$$ for 3-4 years (via SRECs)
Wow, that is really high kWh usage, I hope that include two EV’s or something. I use 6000 kWh a year (that was before my recent EV which I expect will add ~4000 kWh a year). My always on is 136 watts. I think you need to get to work.