With the cold weather here in NY we have started to use this in our livingroom for extra warmth. It is very quiet and warms up our chilly living room to a very comfortable temp. This product was used by us because the cost of electric was less than for natural gas which runs our furnace in this area. It has helped and certainly lets out enough heat to keep you comfortable. It does not give off too much heat so it maintains it's temp quite well. Ease of Use Really easy to set by useing the mode button you can scan through what you want it set on. Durability The only problem we have is that after not alot of useage the oscillation feature does not work. If that feature works it gives you warmth in every part of the room.