Irvine is located in Orange County in the state of California. The climate in Irvine is known as a local steppe climate meaning the region receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not extremely. Since Irvine is close to the coast, different parts of Irvine have different microclimates. A hot and dry climate means extended use of Irvine home systems and appliances like the central A/C unit, central heating, and electrical system. Long-term use of appliances and systems in homes can be a risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns. For this reason, it is recommended that all homeowners sign up for home service agreements in Irvine.

On average, there are 281 sunny days per year in Irvine, California. The July high is around 83°F and the January low is 46°F. Late spring and early summer in Irvine is subject to the June Gloom phenomenon widespread in southern California, with overcast mornings and occasional drizzle. Late summer and autumn are warm and mostly dry, with occasional bouts of humid weather extending from Pacific hurricanes off the west coast of Mexico. Winters are mild, with most winters having no frost, and can be hot and dry when the Santa Ana winds blow. Precipitation in Irvine occurs predominantly during the winter months. A local steppe climate means extra wear and tear on home appliances and systems. If your central heating system, central A/C unit, or electrical system experiences a mechanical failure due to normal wear and tear, having protection from an expensive repair or replacement is essential because a delay can make living conditions in the home very uncomfortable for everyone, and even unsafe.

One of the best ways to protect home appliances and systems is to have a Home Service Agreement, available to Irvine residents, from a trusted home service agreement provider such as American Residential Warranty. A home service agreement provides protection against unexpected repair costs for your covered appliances and systems, which would NOT normally be covered under homeowner’s insurance. Homeowner’s insurance usually just protects you against losses due to natural disasters, theft or vandalism but would NOT normally cover costs to repair appliances or systems when they breakdown due to normal wear and tear.

Customers in Irvine with an American Residential Warranty Home Services Agreement, receive excellent customer service, available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. We also provide immediate service for emergency issues and we will respond to a request for service within 24-48 hours. American Residential Warranty customers can select their own service providers or use a technician from ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified service professionals. By having such an appliance service agreement, it will ensure that when a problem arises due to normal wear and tear on a covered system or appliance, it can be properly and quickly resolved without causing financial distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Irvine

Irvine is a planned city. The Irvine Company started developing the area in the 1960s and in 2016, Irvine's estimated population was about 258,000.

Irvine, California has been rated one of the top cities for start-up businesses and its strong, fast-growing economy helped place Orange County as one of the top ten fastest growing job markets. There are many national and international companies who have chosen to have their headquarters in Irvine. The city’s tourism information is coordinated through the Destination Irvine program and run by the Chamber of Commerce. The program provides information on Irvine as a place to vacation and as a destination for meetings, events and other business initiatives. A number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have their national or international headquarters in Irvine. Irvine is also home to several higher education institutions including the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, the Orange County Center of the University of Southern California (USC), and campuses of California State University Fullerton (CSUF), University of La Verne, and Pepperdine University. As of 2016, the top employers in the city were: University of California, Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine Unified School District, Blizzard Entertainment, Broadcom Corporation, Parker Hannifin, Nationstar, and Glidewell Laboratories.

There is much to see and do in Irvine, California. To the east, Orange County Great Park features an antique carousel and a giant, anchored helium balloon. Visitors can ride the balloon up for aerial views. Trails wind past ancient sycamore trees in Bommer Canyon. The Pretend City Children’s Museum has a kid-size post office, cafe and farm. Impressionist art from around California is displayed at the Irvine Museum. Every October, Irvine hosts the Irvine Global Village Festival to celebrate the diversity among the citizens of Irvine and Orange County. The festival consists of exhibits from local merchants, entertainment from diverse cultures, and sampling of foods from various regions of the world. Points of interest include: Ayn Rand Institute, Boomers!, Irvine Spectrum Center, Islamic Center of Irvine, Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Pao Fa Temple, Saddleback Church, Irvine Campuses, The Market Place, and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

The nearest major airport to Irvine is John Wayne Airport (SNA / KSNA). Another major airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB / KLGB), which has domestic flights from Long Beach, California and is 24 miles from Irvine. It’s served by commuter rail to Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties at both the Irvine and Tustin stations of the Metrolink Orange County Line and the IE-OC Line. A major contributing factor to the growth of Irvine was by freight rail provided by ATSF (Now BNSF) Transportation. The Irvine Industrial Spur is the second railroad spur in Irvine. It serves various industries in Irvine's Business Complex.

Local utility companies serve Irvine’s energy needs. Excluding federal offshore areas, California ranked third in the nation in crude oil production in 2015, despite an overall decline in production since the mid-1980s. California ranked third in the nation in oil refining capacity as of January 2016, with a combined capacity of almost 2 million barrels per calendar day from the state's 18 operable refineries. In 2015, California ranked fourth in the nation in conventional hydroelectric generation, second in net electricity generation from all other renewable energy resources, and first as a producer of electricity from biomass, geothermal, and solar energy.

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