I'm getting no snow in the dc area. I lost power last week for three days from the winds. Trees falling down. I had to use a portable generator. A company here quoted me a price for a whole house generator to be installed. 22 KW generac that's fueled by natural gas. I have gas heat so they would tap the gas service. I'm debating on having it done. You can buy a new car for the price they are asking.