Winter Weather in Irvine: What to Expect

We are just over one-third of the way through this winter, and though it’s been a little chilly on some days, the weather has been beautiful so far. You may be wondering if there is more beautiful weather ahead for Irvine. We’ve put together a brief look at winter weather for the rest of February and March 2017 so that you know what to expect.

Below, we will also discuss how these weather conditions can impact the quality of your indoor air. This information will help you plan ahead for any outdoor activities you may have planned in Irvine this winter while also giving you the information you need to keep the air inside your home comfortable for you and your family.

Irvine Weather Forecast: Winter 2017

In February 2017, temperatures in Irvine will fluctuate a little with highs in the mid to high 60s to low 70s and lows between 49 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Weather throughout most of the month will be sunny with a few partly cloudy days. Don’t plan a picnic on Friday, February 10 as there is a 90% chance of rain. Predicted humidity percentages also tend to fluctuate from 86% in the beginning of the month to 50% mid-February and back up to 80% at the end of the month.

Though it may be too early to predict what March Irvine weather will look like, we can take a look at historic temperature averages in March to get a better understanding of what we might expect in March 2017. Typically, the beginning of March has average highs around 68 or 69 degrees Fahrenheit, with average lows between 44 and 46 degrees. To find out more up-to-date forecasts of temperatures, precipitation, wind, humidity, and the UV index, visit weather.com and search for Irvine, CA.

How Weather Impacts Indoor Air Quality

Now that you know what weather we can expect for the rest of winter, it’s important to recognize how this weather can impact the quality of your indoor air. Humidity levels can sometimes be an issue in Irvine. When relative humidity levels surpass 50 to 60%, this can increase dust mites and promote the growth of mold, both of which can impact your family’s ability to breathe clean and healthy air. Not to mention, these IAQ issues can make it hard for those with allergies and asthma to breathe easy.

However, when humidity levels are too low and the air becomes dry, this can also cause breathing issues. Low humidity can lead to dry skin, itchy eyes, and irritated sinuses and throat. In addition, lower humidity levels can dry out the lining of your respiratory tract, which leaves you and your family members open to the risk of colds, flu, and infections.

Using your air conditioner effectively can help regulate humidity levels, but some homes need something more, especially those who suffer from severe allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. A dehumidifier can help regulate high humidity levels, while a humidifier can help add humidity back into the air when it becomes dry. These IAQ devices are available as stand-alone devices, but they can also be incorporated into your existing HVAC system.

Need help staying comfortable this winter? The experienced HVAC team at Kemnitz knows what it takes to keep Irvine homeowners comfortable year-round. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you: (949) 453-8500.