The other week we lost power for about an entire day, by all means not as bad as others experience but of course we end up trying to keep the house warm in the winter, keeping the freezer cold, and everything else we take for granted.
I think we'd want something pretty substantial in case of an extended outage, a large wattage natural gas powered unit. We have a 200amp panel with all but 2 spaces occupied, a 100amp panel in the pool shed that also powers a hot tub, and a 100amp panel in our detached shop. We have 2 fridges and a large freezer running 24/7. Gas appliances though.
I'd like something capable of running most or all of the house, does that mean something like 20kw? Does anyone have experience with specific brands that they'd recommend? Generac, Kohler, and Briggs&Stratton are the ones we saw at the last home show.
Thanks for any input!!