I agree w/ clubhouse. However, the EU3000is WILL
be the MOST
quiet generator you're going to find. If running your A/C is going to be a primary use for this generator I would still consider it. The Honda is appreciably quieter at max load, however keep in mind that the Yamaha will be running at CLOSE to max to keep that A/C spooled up and running (thus running at closer to max dB). The Honda will be running at MAYBE 2/3, thus coming that much farther under its already impressive max dB level.
I had a Yammy 2400ISHC paid for and on the loading dock to be delivered to me by Wise Sales before I changed my mind and went with the Honda. Primarily for noise reasons, though the punch in the wallet was not kind.
Also, people will tend to tell you to go the 2x Honda 2000 or 2x Yamaha 2000 route for those time that you don't need the A/C. The logic being that when you don't need the A/C one of those little guys will be all that you need. All true. However when you DO
need both of those little guys running for the A/C the noise can still be a issue if you're looking for quiet. dB effect stacks: http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/ad...ibel-d_63.html
. 2 of those little guys running at ~54 dB combines for a effect of 60 dB !!! Higher than the solo EU3000is.
In short if you want a genny that can run your A/C and you are price sensitive and don't mind the background noise you can't really go wrong w/ the Yamaha. If however you are noise averse, the closest you're going to get to 'quiet' is the Honda.