My folks have a 4 ton AC unit and calculators I see online indicate it uses 14,016 watts.
Then I see this reference guide and the AC they have is 48,000 BTU but the chart shows 6000W running / 7800W start.
The end goal is sizing a home backup generator that hits both the rated watts and peak watts to run the AC.
All the other major appliances in the house use gas (Furnace, dryer, range, oven, water heater)
Help me please? Thank you