Yea one thing about buying a generater is people usually go as big as they can. But what they don't realize is the bigger you go the more gas you use. I bought an 8000 watt generator and it used 6 gallons every 12 hours. Doesn't sound too bad but when the power is off for 3 or more days, it gets expensive. Usually the only thing your running is you fridge, freezer, fans and lights. I could have gotten a 3600 watt and used less gas and still run what I ran.