I've been trying to figure out what type of back up generator to get for occasional power outages. I researched on the internet and asked friends. All I ended up was more confused. I'm looking for reliable resource for information on generators. I'm not looking for a whole house one. Basically I want something to keep the refrigerator running and my pellet stove running (during the cold months) as well. I think running the central AC would require a much bigger generator so I'm willing to live without during an outage. I know the basics of generators but got so confused trying to pick out one that I just gave up on it. We don't have many outages but when we do they can be long lasting. I just want to keep the food in the refrigerator from spoiling and the house warm if needed. Price range is huge on these things and most have both good and bad ****** reviews. So any advice on where to research portable generators?
Once I get a generator - how do you hook it up? Is it something that an electrician does or do you simply run an extension cord outside?
If you can't tell - I just sat thru an 18 hr power outage. So that's why I'm thinking of power generators again.