It's personal choice, no set formula.
My view, is that it's not healthy to appear to be better off than your
neighbors. Some people don't understand the relationship between work,
planning, and having stuff. They only see that you're warm and lit, and they
are cold and dark. Some folks will try to bring you down.
Much like the old Russian who found a genie bottle. Having released the
genie, he was promised one wish. "I wish that my neighbor's cow should die."
I wouldn't want a whole house generator. And, if I had one, I'd be using
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Utilities go down. Is it worth it to get a generator to supply almost
all the power to your home?
like 10kW or 20kW.
and if so, which one and how much?
Or just stick with a 2kW, or so and time multiplex each operation - a
little fridge time, a little heater time, a little well pump time,