I'm used to running a woodburner in the winter, but the house I'm buying doesn't have one...yet,lol. So, I got to thinking about a backup generator to run the blower/electronics on the gas furnace, fridge, and some lights when our power goes out in the winter. It usually doesn't stay out too long, but we just had a 24 hour outtage that got me thinking.
I have a little experience with generators in general, we use a few portable and stationary units at work if the power goes out, but I'm still a little unsure of what I need for running the above mentioned.
I'm not looking to get too technical with it, thinking about a 7K portable on a manual transfer switch, what do you think? We run a gas furnace, 2 fridges, lights, and 1 receptacle at work with a 5.6K.
What brand do ya'll like? I really like Honda, but I don't like the price tag,lol. The Wacker at work seems pretty good, but it is loud, and I live in town.
Fuel source: Gasoline, LP,Deisel, or NG? We have an old Generac Kohler 7K LP at work, and it burns through a 100 lb. tank pretty quick.