Bought a generac 5600W/6800surge generator, for now its backfeed, will only be using it for essentials, fridge, heating system, kitchen lights, microwave, and LR outletsTV/cable. If and when power does go out will test bathroom circuit(lights) for loading of generator, but never are all on at sametime/continously. Manual transfer switch will be added later this year. Just will feel better having it wired that way.
I wanted one beacuse we usually have power outages in winter, but since getting it past fall, no power problems