Since Sense first launched, we’ve worked hard to provide you with detailed energy consumption and production information, down to the subsecond level. Now, for the first time, the dollar and billing cycle enter the picture.
kWh, meet the $
Dollar amounts are another powerful way to understand your energy habits. To get started, navigate to Settings > My Home > Electricity Cost and tap the ‘Show cost’ slider to turn the feature on. There, you can also enter your electricity rate. Not sure what your rate is? We show the national average below for reference, and if you select your home state in My Home > State, your state average as well.
With electricity cost enabled, you can see how much money you’re spending in real-time on the ‘Now’ or ‘Power Meter’ screens, get an idea of a device’s monthly cost in the ‘Usage’ section, or see how much money you’re spending over different time periods by visiting the ‘Trends’ screen under ‘Usage.’ While there, tap a device in the ‘Trends’ view list and see how much a device consumes, not only as a percentage, but also as a number of kWh and $. Take control of the almighty dollar!
Sync up with your electric bill
Next to ‘Electricity Cost’ in ‘My Home,’ you’ll find the ‘Billing Cycle Start’ option. Select the day of the month that your billing cycle begins, and a new time period called ‘BC’ (billing cycle) will appear in the ‘Trends’ section. This will display your energy consumption and production over the previous billing cycle month.
Note: Sense does currently not factor in tiered rates, time of use rates, or demand charges. Additional discrepancies may exist between your electric bill and Sense, due to data interruptions such as power outages or Wi-Fi connection issues. If you notice a large discrepancy and do not believe it’s due to any of the reasons above, please reach out to us.