Hello rsnipes, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
This generator should be installed as close to the house main panel as you can.
The circuits are split out at a sub-panel which mounts inside the home very near you main service panel.
This unit is intended to be professionally installed.
Here is a link to the installation guide:http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pd...
I hope this helps,