We have bought two of these units from Lowe's. We have the "ceramic compact personal electric" model. They are cheap (around twenty bucks), but seem to be holding up well. There is a fan, two heat settings to choose from, and a thermostat that tells the unit when to kick on. The fan does not run unless the heat turns on, so if noise of the heater turning on and off all night long would bug you this might be a problem. We put these in our young children's bedrooms and use them at night to make sure they stay warm enough if their blankets fall off. They heat well and will make a small space very warm quickly. We would buy these again and recommend.