The Honda genset. If it's not the best home/work generator out there it beats what ever is in 2nd place. That said it's according to your needs. You say you're renting now. If you intend to get a stand alone when ever you get your own place look used now. This is a pretty good time to look on Craigs list. Till the 1st hurricane. The Honda EU2200 will start and run your fridge and a fan or two with room to spare. But I would only want that as a back up to a 6 to 8k for an emergency if it crapped out so you could still run the fridge. Lottsa info on wattage usage out there. Decide what you absolutely can't do without during an emergency and size your genset from there.