Two days ago, Sense announced it had found a new device in my house. Yay! Right? Always happy to see that.
But, immediately, I noticed something puzzling: Sense knew it was a Panasonic! How did it know that? Only one way I can think of: it’s a smart TV, and Sense somehow found it on my network.
OK, that’s fine, but then comes the problem. Sense has assigned it a load value of 84W. According to the meter graph, it actually uses about 38W, even with the cable box on/off at the same time. Apparently, Sense is using a lookup table to get the watts instead of using an actual measurement.
Doesn’t that mean the 84W assigned to the TV is introducing a false parameter into all energy calculations?