A couple years ago my husband and I both fell victim to layoffs, just after our second child was born. We were forced to move into a dilapidated family farmhouse in the middle of the winter. Getting the chimney repaired would've cost us thousands and there was no furnace. We spent our last few bucks on the Lasko Portable Ceramic Element Heater 760000 and my family survived the hardest winter of our lives because of it. My husband, myself, our two-year-old and a newborn sharing a queen bed in a tiny bedroom, kept toasty warm by our Lasko while you could see your breath in the hallway outside the bedroom door. It heats rooms quickly and efficiantly and maintains a constant temperature of your choice. That's actually why we picked this heater: I love that it's not just "low" "medium" and "high". You actually set the exact temperature and it turns on and off as needed to keep the room that temperature. The remote is extremely convenient too! And I love that the majority of the Las o's surface doesn't get hot to the touch. That's critical with children in the house! We've luckily moved on to better housing and opportunities over the last two years but our Lasko is still with us and still going strong.