The Cat RP5500 is the perfect generator for powering home appliances during power outages. It has a compact design and is fuel-efficient, meaning it won't break the bank to keep it running. Additionally, the RP5500 has an automatic shut down feature if the oil gets low, ensuring that you won't damage the engine. With a long runtime of up to 15 hours at half load, this generator can power your home for an extended period of time. Plus, it's built from solid steel with a decreased vibration framework, making it durable and reliable. Finally, the RP5500 is affordably priced, making it a great value for your money.