According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26 km), of which, 10.2 square miles (26 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) of it (0.39%) is water. At 665 feet above sea level, Mount Prospect is a high point in the immediate area. Demographics. As of the census of 2010, there were 54,167 people, 21,836 housing units, and 14,544 families residing in the city.
The population density was 5,310.5 people per square mile (2,050.4/km) and the housing unit density was 2,140.8 per square mile (826.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 77% White, 2.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 11.7% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 6.5% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.5% of the population.
The recent storms near Mount Prospect left thousands of people and homes without power, some for days. Thanks to the hard work of local government and utility workers, most of the damage is behind us. But what about next time? We all know that the Chicagoland area will continue to get very significant storms and likely power outages. You and your family should be prepared with getting an electrical back up generator for your Mount Prospect home.
You probably have noticed that, in the sea of darkness in your neighborhood, there were a few islands of light. Some homes and businesses kept the power on using private generators. Key facilities, such as hospitals and police stations, are required to have standby power available. But you can get the same peace of mind for your Mount Prospect home.
Installation of a natural gas fueled electric generator doesn't take long. All of our models have automatic controls that are simple to use. Power loss is detected and the generator fires up without any of your direct input. Within seconds, your lights are back on and your appliances are ready to use. Your home's heat is restored, and your family can get back to their normal lives. Having ABC install your generator is essential since we use licensed electricians to install the generator and licensed plumbers to run the gas lines. This will ensure a properly installed and most important working backup generator.
BACKUP POWER ALL YEAR: Help protect essential power supplies in all weather conditions helping you maintain power in your home or business during power outages (which can be as long as a week during ice storms). It can enable you to keep running lighting, electric heating or cooling, refrigeration, important medical equipment, and computers and communications.
AUTOMATIC BACKUP: As soon as the system senses a loss of utility power it switches on to the generator supply. When it senses the return of the utility supply it switches back to it.
LARGE CAPACITY: Our systems can provide from 7kW up to 150kW of backup power, with a choice of propane or natural gas fuel, and liquid or air cooling.
LEADING BRANDS: ABC Electric serving Mount Prospect installs standby generators from the leading brands, including Generac and Honeywell.
WRITTEN GUARANTEE: Our systems come with a great manufacturer guarantee, and our workmanship is backed up by our written guarantee.
ELECTRICAL EXPERTS: ABC Electric is fully licensed and insured to work in Mount Prospect, IL and have been in business for over 60 years
ALL STANDBY GENERATOR MAINTENANCE: Also able to help maintain and repair existing installations.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED SERVICE: With a level of friendly service which is second-to-none.
FINANCING OPTIONS: With financing available to approved applicants.
NO OBLIGATION FREE ESTIMATES: Contact ABC Electric for a no obligation estimate.
Thousands of people die each year in their own home, many of them elderly, because of hypothermia. Admittedly, some succumb to hypothermia trying to save on heating bills while the home still has power, but many die during a winter storm where the home has experienced a power outage. During these power outages, emergency home generators are a great asset: It keeps residents warm, food preserved, and the lights on. While a small electric generator can be bought for a few hundred dollars, one that will provide power to a house (in whole or part) is a big investment. With many different types of emergency home generators on the market, it's wise to understand the pros and cons of each type before you buy.
Types of Emergency Home Generators
Diesel and Gas Generators: Diesel generators or gas generators are generally used to power or provide light for work sites. Although they aren't designed to provide power to a home, with up to 6000-watt outputs, the higher end models can provide some relief during a power outage. A gas or diesel generator is okay for plugging in a few lights or appliances for a few hours; just make sure to keep the generator outside as they produce carbon monoxide (an odorless gas that is very dangerous). The nice part about them is that they are portable and can be used for a number of tasks away from the home. The price, which will be less than most home generators, isn't bad either.
Natural Gas Home Generators: These are the big boys; some can provide power to an entire house indefinitely. They run on either natural gas or liquid propane that is piped into the house from a municipal plant. This kind of emergency home generator is permanently fixed to the outside of a house, not unlike a central air conditioning unit. If your concerns are strictly to provide power to your home during outages, then these are the way to go. Since they have a direct gas line hooked into them, you don't have to worry about filling tanks. They are also set to turn on automatically when your power goes out, so you don't even have to turn them on.