Watching the home’s power usage

One of the reasons it’s so hard to save on your electric bill is that there is no feedback.

If the family tried hard to save power all month, they don’t know if they succeeded until a month later — when they get the electric bill. What’s more, if the usage was high, the family has no idea why.

A new device, the Sense Home Energy Monitor allows just that; instant feedback, device by device. With Sense, you can turn on a 60 watt light bulb, and see your power usage jump by 60 watts.

Sense learns about the devices in your home so that, once Sense has configured itself, it will know when your refrigerator is on, when the garage door opens, or when someone is using the stove.