With the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season upon us, now is a good time to review the list of names that will be used throughout the six-month season.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1, and federal forecasters have predicted an “above-average” season, with as many as 20 named storms forming. Of those 20, as many as 10 are forecast to be hurricanes. (An average season has 14 named storms, of which 7 are hurricanes.)
A tropical storm gets a name when its sustained winds reach 39 mph; it becomes a hurricane when its winds reach 74 mph.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), based in Geneva, Switzerland, chooses hurricane names several years in advance, based on a strict criteria. If a hurricane is particularly deadly or costly, then its name is “retired” by the WMO and replaced by another one.
Here is the list of names for the 2021 season:
Tired of filling gas cans? Having a hard time keeping your portable generator running? “Dragging it out of storage to set it up? An automatic air cooled Generac generator can take care of the essentials during a power outage.
Now you can power your heat, keep your refrigerator and freezer cold and your lights on when the power goes out automatically.
It’s never been easier to monitor your generator. Generac has launched WIFI monitoring with its latest production. Now you can customize alerts to make sure your generator is running and stays in tip top shape. Lucci Electric will also monitor your unit. Should there be an impending storm we can access your generator and give it a check- up. Or if we receive an alert we can assess appropriately. Why wait. Now is the time to install and automatic air-cooled Generac Generator.
Do you worry about getting the right level of heating and cooling when you are away?
Whether you are traveling for the holidays, a long weekend or the winter or summer months, a Nest thermostat just might be the answer to keeping a check on your heat and air conditioning while away or out of town.
Today’s improved technology allows you to keep track of your thermostat from your Smartphone or Tablet, insuring that it’s operating in the most cost efficient and effective way.
In the past, the best way to save energy at home was with a programmable thermostat. Now with improved technology, the NEST thermostat provides a more advanced solution to your heating and cooling needs. Said simply, the new NEST thermostat can save you money and simplify your life by optimizing your heat and air-conditioning. It adjusts to the right temperature that you have been doing manually regardless of where you are. How does it do that?
The NEST is a learning thermostat. Once installed and used for a few days it will acquire the temperatures at the times you prefer and start to activate those heating and cooling requests. Connected to your home or office WIFI it’s that simple. Control NEST with “Nest Mobile app” on your smart phone offers all of the control you need to check in.
Lucci Electric is a NEST PRO provider and installer and that brings several benefits to you that you can’t get from “the big box stores” and doing it on your own. For starters, we offer an exclusive 5-year warranty versus the standard 2 year warranty and we can make it seamless for you from installation as well as train you how to use it. And if a problem does exist, when you are away, we are here to help.
NEST can bring you more energy efficiency, and peace of mind. It also “connects” with other NEST product such as cameras, smoke detectors and CO2 detectors.
In some states (including Connecticut), there are rebates available if you purchase a Smart thermostat (including Nest) and provide proof of purchase.
Check out this NEST Video to better understand how it works and we are here to help make it happen for you.
Shorter days mean winter is fast approaching and sadly this winter is expected to bring
more snow, ice and colder temperatures.* For your personal protection, that may mean a warmer coat,
and weather resistant boots. For your home, it’s time to think about protecting your roof, ceilings and walls from ice damming and water damage with roof and gutter deicing cables.
What is Ice damming?
Those “winter wonderland” icicles hanging from your gutters are not as benign as you think. Ice dams are caused by a buildup of ice that prevents melting snow from properly draining. The water that is trapped behind the ice buildup spreads under the shingles back into the house. Your home could suffer thousands of dollars in water damage from ice dams and frozen, blocked gutters.
Why is it dangerous
Ice dams and snow buildup are not only a danger to your roof and the interior of your home, but to people as well. Large chunks of ice hanging from a roof can break off, causing injury to people or damage to property. A slowly dripping ice dam can create a thin sheet of black ice on walkways, steps and driveways, posing a serious danger to those walking beneath.
What can be done?
Roof and gutter deicing cables can be installed to protect your home and NOW is the time to do it before it gets too cold.
Roof and gutter deicing cables are designed only to create a small open tunnel under the ice dam to allow water that is trapped above the dam to drain off the roof and or through your gutter system.
Roof & gutter de-icing systems help prevent both ice dams and icicles from forming by creating a continuous path for roof snow melt to drain from the roof. They have been installed in many homes in the area, saving homeowners thousands of dollars in potential damage.
These systems operate with an automatic control or a switch inside your home.
Once installed, you can sit back and relax when the predicted cold and icy winter hits!
*Prediction based on The Farmer’s Almanac and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.