OK, I've come to the conclusion that I enjoy having electricity. I enjoy it enough that I'd like to have a whole house generator installed. Pretend I know nothing (because on this, it wouldn't be wrong...). I have questions: 1) Roughly how much generator do I need to run a 4200sqft two story house with 6.5 tons of HVAC (heat pumps) total? Is that even feasible? 2) If the answer to one is either "you can't do that" or "You have to be Jeff Bezos to do that" how much would I need to run just the downstairs. 4 tons of HVAC lights, a couple TVs Fridge, Freezer, modem/router, well pump, stove... I'd be OK with shutting off the upstairs and dwelling downstairs only for a week or so worth of outage like after a bad hurricane or ice storm. 3) I'm roughly planning about an 8 to 10k budget here. Too much? Too little? Just right? 4) any recommendations for reputable electricians in the Alamance County area to do a turn key installation?