I am considering a standby generator for a small single family house. I have a 200 amp service with a 3 ton AC unit and the usual appliance and hydronic heat. Currently have a EB6500 Honda generator with a 10 circuit transfer switch, but looking for a more permanent solution to power outages. Last year we had a 3 day and a 4 day outage and the honda ran fine, but were limited as to what we could run in the house. I have figured a 17k or 20k would work fine. Need recommendations as to brands and if a water cooled would be better than a air cooled and if the lower rpm's justifies the additional cost. Reviews for brands very greatly so installers or owners opinions would be very helpful. This generator would be in Ny 20 miles north of NYC so I must assume dealer support would be available. I would purchase the generator and have an electrician and a plumber do the install. Here we have to get a permit and have it inspected. The utility company would probably upgrade the meter also.