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Episode 24

Andy Liporace and Joe Cerrone (Blue Flame and Cerrone Plumbing & HVAC)

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Andy Liporace - the President of Blue Flame Gas - and Joe Cerrone, the Manager and Owner of Cerrone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning! New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act is calling for the installation of heat pumps in many homes and business throughout the state. What does this mean? Is it going to be expensive? Is it practical? These questions and more have been on the minds of everyone in the state... But don't worry! Our guests have all the answers you need here, in this informative episode!

00:21 - Introduction

01:27 - A Basic Understanding of the New Heat Pump Laws

03:45 - How Will the Law Affect Businesses?

05:37 - Mike’s Heating Situation: How Far Building Codes Have Come

06:41 - What is a Heat Pump? Will it Be Able to Heat My Home?

09:26 - 500 to 5,000 Dollars in Rebates?! National Grid Grows Stronger

11:56 - The Weakness of the Heat Pump: They’re Less Effective the Colder it Gets!

13:09 - Is New York Really the Best State to Test Out This Law?

15:12 - Good for the Environment, But are Heat Pumps Sustainable?

16:29 - Replacing Your Heating Systems Won’t Come Cheap…

17:26 - … And the Use Cost is Often Higher, Too!

19:18 - Can the Grid Support This Change? Panel Upgrade Costs are Huge, Too!

21:46 - Crushing the Consumer to Protect the Environment

22:34 - The Smart Move: Hybrid Solutions

23:47 - Unrealistic Projections: Propane Supply and Demand Goes Down, But Not Rapidly

27:19 - The Miracle That is Renewable Propane

28:25 - What Should Homeowners Do? Don’t Miss the Rebates, Get a Free Estimate!

30:17 - Replace if You Need To, But if it Ain’t Broke…

31:14 - Your Needs are Unique! Math is Your Friend

32:49 - Closing Remarks: How to Get in Touch

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY, Spa City Digital, or Five Towers Media.


  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guests

    Andy Liporace & Joe Cerrone

  • Runtime

    34 min, 19 sec

  • Air Date

    March 22nd, 2023