Buying Local Saratoga - Episode 24: Andy Liporace and Joe Cerrone (Blue Flame and Cerrone Plumbing)

6 months ago

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!

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.

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

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