Well after several years of contemplating a whole house generator , I pulled the trigger today . I didn't lose power during Harvey , but I would rather be proactive than reactive . Also considering that I am not getting any younger , I think I will have a warm and fuzzy knowing that if power goes off , the genset will come on automatically . My home is currently all electric , so I will have to procure a propane tank and service . I plan to install myself and have it blessed by a coworker (master electrician) and the authorities having jurisdiction . Now I need to get going with all the logistics of the install . Should be fun !!!