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7536 E Michigan Avenue | Kalamazoo, MI 49048 (269) 345-1843

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Safety Tips for Your Backup Generator from JP Heating & Air Conditioning in Kalamazoo

Whether you have a permanently installed or portable standby generator to help you during major power outages, there are some tips to keep in mind to ensure your safety. Generally speaking, the number one thing you should do to keep your family safe, is to follow your generator’s manufacturer instructions. You should also consult with a professional, like JP Heating & Air Conditioning in Kalamazoo, in order to determine which type of generator will work best for your needs.

If it is determined that a permanently installed standby generator is right for you, you need to make sure you have a transfer switch. A transfer switch stops back feed that can occur when energy goes from your generator to utility equipment that utility workers and linemen may be working on to restore your power. Any licensed electrician should know to install a transfer switch, but it’s always a good idea to make sure.

If it is determined a portable standby generator is right for you, JP Heating & Air Conditioning recommends the following safety tips:

At JP Heating & Air Conditioning in Kalamazoo, we highly recommend you post these safety guidelines as well as basic operating instructions with your generator in order you keep yourself and your family safe.

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  • Establish a friendly relationship with our customers
  • Identify the problem our customer is having
  • Present the best options for satisfying our customer’s need
  • Never put yourself or our company before a customer
  • Make sure the customer is completely satisfied
  • Work to maintain a great relationship with every customer we earn


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JP Heating & Air Conditioning
7536 E Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: (269) 345-1843