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Hi, so I’m shopping for a home standby generator that would have an automatic transfer switch and run off of the homes ng. I know the real answer is to get the actual data information from everything in the house that runs on elect however i just want to know without doing all of that what to believe. Last year when the power went out for 4 days I hardwired a 6000 running watt generator to my 200 amp panel. This ran my 3 ton heat pump in cooling, two refrigerators, a deep freezer, two TVs and what ever lights I wanted. Never bogged down when the HVAC kicked on. When I go to generator sites like Generac and put in even less info into the generator sizing app it’s telling me I need at least a 16kw almost double what actually worked. Am I missing something? Are they trying to sell me more then what I need or are they just protecting themselves from unknowns? Thanks in advance.