Batavia is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, and is the oldest city in Kane County. A small portion of the city sits within DuPage County. Batavia is located just west of Chicago off of Interstate 88. It covers an area of about 10 square miles, and is known as The Windmill City for its role as the largest producer of windmills during the Industrial Revolution.
Christopher Payne first settled Batavia in 1835 along with his family. The town was initially known as Big Woods. In 1840, Judge Isaac Wilson, who owned a majority of the town, was given the opportunity to rename it, and chose Batavia after his hometown in New York. Batavia's role as a manufacturing town was established early on as it built many of the wagons used by settlers heading to the west. Its windmill production occurred primarily around the turn of the 20th century, and a cosmetics factory was built around the end of the Great Depression.
The Depot Museum is housed in the old Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Depot. It was restored to look as it did when it was actively used by passengers, and features exhibits about the railroads as well as the history of the surrounding town. The A.W. Gridley Ravine House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1907. It was used as a private residence until 1981 by family members of the president of Batavia's Challenge Feed Mill and Wind Mill Company, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fermilab is a particle physics research facility, and is home to the world's second highest particle energy accelerator. It is open for public tours every day of the year.
Batavia has a population of about 26,000 residents living in approximately 10,000 housing units. About 28 percent are under the age of 18, and about 11 percent are senior citizens over the age of 65. The median household income is approximately $88,000. Almost half of its residents have a college degree, and 8 percent live below the poverty level. Batavia has about 2,400 businesses.
Batavia has warm summers and freezing winters. The average July high is 85 degrees, and the average January low is about 13 degrees. There are an average of 191 sunny days, and 106 days with rain each year. The average annual rainfall is about 35 inches, and the average annual snowfall is about 39 inches.
Batavia, IL, HVAC Contractors
An efficient, long-lasting boiler is the key to comfort and energy savings during Batavia's cold winters. Even with today's high fuel prices, a furnace heating system still remains the most cost effective way to heat a home during prolonged cold temperatures. Furnace contractors recommend regular maintenance as one of the easiest ways to save money. A regular check up will ensure there are no money wasting energy leaks or faulty parts that could reduce efficiency or have the potential to turn into an even more costly problem later on. The furnaces available from heating contractors today are many more times more efficient than units built just a few years ago, so it is also a good idea to get an estimate for the installation of a new unit and the possible resulting energy savings.
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