This little fan is one of the best things to own. It keeps you cool on stifling hot days and keeps air circulating around you all day. This fan is used in my office at work without which I would be very hot during the summers. Most of the other administrative assistants have these fans as well and we all use them from time to time, some more than others. It runs quietly and blows just the right amount of air on you to keep you cool but not so much that it makes you cold. some of my friends us it just to kee the air around their work space fresh and moving. It has a variety of fan speeds and all run the same quite level. Buy and use in your home or office and you will not be dissapointed. Enjoy the ride!