When Chris, Ryan, and I started Sense back in 2013, our main goal was to help people save energy by providing detailed information about the devices in their homes. Since then we’ve been mainly focused on getting the basics right. In addition to continued progress on device detection (which turns out to be a very hard technical challenge!), we’ve gotten lots of helpful feedback from many of you to help us sort out our early issues (wifi issues, voltage calibration, etc.).
While we still have plenty to do throughout the product (increasing device coverage and sorting out remaining product issues remain our core activities here), we also want to start looking more carefully at how Sense can help users save energy in their homes. We think over time that Sense can help with this proactively, by automatically identifying potential energy savings and letting users know about them. But, even with the current product, we are hearing from some of our users that they are identifying energy-abusing things in their homes and fixing them. We’d love to get more info on how some of you are finding ways to save energy using Sense – both to share with others so they can try the same things, and to help inform our product development. If we start to see patterns in how people are identifying possible energy savings, we can see if we can start providing better clues for finding these things and start to think about how we will automate them in the future. I’m sure many of you also have ideas for product features to help you track things down on your own – it’d be great to hear your ideas if so!
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