Paul Braren with an Insteon Departure, the EV Decider and Heat Pumps for the Win – HGG533

Paul Braren from joins us this week. Paul is always a ton of information and this week is no different. We open with an update on Insteon and the recent shut down of their services and how it was covered by the tech media. We also look at Paul’s EV Decider tool that walks you thru the things you need to think about when considering an EV purchase. Link for the tool in the show notes below. We also talk about box meal options and the desire for Paul to replace his furnace with a Heat Pump. It’s always to have Paul on the Podcast!

Check out Paul’s show notes at Featured on “Home Gadget Geeks” Episode #533 “Paul Braren – InsteOFF, EV challenges, health tracking, and why heat pumps matter at home and on the road” | (

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InsteOFF – Insteon abruptly turned off its cloud and (should have) ceased sales, many devices continue to (mostly) work using local controls | (

EV Decider – Tesla Model 3, Y, or another EV brand. What’s best for you? | (



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