Unfortunately, one of the transformers in the town I live in got hit by lightning on Friday and we have to go through load-shedding until Eskom's technicians decide whether they can fix the transformer or whether a new one is required. I can't believe it takes them this long just to make that decision.

I'm looking to get a generator for my house and since I don't know much about a generator, I'd rather ask here for some information. I'm thinking a 5.5kva would probably be best to run most things in my house (geyser and oven excluded). Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?