we louse power less now than 5 years ago.. I still don't regret hooking this all up. It's well worth having because... you never know... I have to generators one is on a concrete pad and sits in an enclosure. that's the bigger one. it's 11k running watts and I have a smaller one that's like 5k running watts.. I use the bigger one when I have alot going on and the small one for overnight I have about 20 gallons of gas in the shed with another 25 to 30 at the shop.. You'll never see me on the news complaining that we have no power.. or heat.. and somebody need to do something about it..