Sense Saves is a knowledge-based community that helps users save energy and money in their homes. By submitting your savings stories to our searchable database, you empower others to track down the wasteful devices in their homes.
Sense was telling that a 1500W load was on full time with about a 50% duty cycle and Sense identified it as the Emergency Heat in the AC unit. I live in Florida and emergency heat only comes on if it is too cold for the heat pump to operate effectively. It turned out the relay that turned on the emergency heat was shorted closed and the heat was always on and the over temp sensor is what was causing the 50% duty cycle. Once it was fixed my bill dropped by about 1/2. Share how you used the Sense app to help. Be specific!: Sense told me there was a problem and was instrumental in find and fixing the problem….