Sense helped me utilize my solar energy

During the summer, we know the majority of our energy costs are from cooling our home. Temperatures don’t get below 100 until after dark some days. We have solar panels, and I realized through the Sense app that I need to be cooling my house more before dark, while the sun is out!

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My Sense app showed me that when the sun is out, we are producing approximately 2000-3900w of energy at any given moment. I can now tell, with the Sense app, that our (geothermal) cooling uses about 1600. I want to use that solar energy instead of electricity. So I start to cool my house down mid afternoon rather than waiting until later when the sun is going down. I am lowering my cooling costs by not needing to pull from the electric grid at all. I never would have realized this without the Sense app!

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