We’re very excited to announce the release of v37 (iOS/Android), enabling you to tell Sense what Always On devices are inside your home to see an estimated breakdown of your Always On wattage. v37 should is live for iOS and will be available in the Google Play Store shortly.
One area where you can quickly make changes to net savings is Always On, the category of your home’s energy use that often goes unnoticed as “vampire” energy. With Always-On Estimates, you can tell Sense what Always On devices you have and get an estimated breakdown of your Always On wattage.
You can search our database of known devices or add your own with estimated wattage. By breaking out known Always On devices, you will better be able to focus on the unknowns, leading to a better understanding of your overall vampire load.
To add a device, navigate to the Always On Device Details screen and tap the ‘plus’ icon in the top-right corner of the Always On Devices card. You’ll be able to see your total wattage from known Always On devices as well as your remaining unknown Always On. Please note that device adding is currently only available on mobile.
Given that these are estimated devices, they will not be added to your core Devices list and your provided wattage estimates will not affect calculations outside of the Always On Devices card
Please note that we intend to update the database on an ongoing basis. We’ll be looking at custom devices that users input to inform what we add, so be sure to do your best to get accurate wattages and provide accurate make/model details.
If you’re interested in the technical particularities of how we calculate Always On, check out this article in our Help Center or this visual analysis of Always On from @kevin1. As a reminder, this release does not automatically enable detection of devices and does not impact your Device list outside of the Always On Devices card.
As you dig into this new feature, we’d love to get your feedback. Please share your thoughts in this short survey: Always On Estimates Feedback
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