My power is always off for a short time too it seems. Until now. I've had 1 and now 2 generators since 2007 and have never got to really work them out, until now. Day 3 is in the books and heading to day 4 without power. My mother has a whole house Generac backup. Hers has never run for more than a couple of hours and then only a couple of times I think. Until today. I went over and checked on things as she's in the hospital and it had been running for 6 hours. Sure is nice that the garage door and every light in the house still works. My next house will have one for sure.