We use a vornado heater in our living area. It is a very small heater, but it does such a good job of heating the area. Performance You set the thermostat to the temperature you want and forget it. Cleaning is super easy, too! Ease of Use It is very easy to use this heater. Set the temp you want on the heater, it has a timer and remote that are very handy. Durability We have used this heater two winters and are extremely happy with how this heater is holding up. Design The vornado takes up very little room, has an easy to see programmable readout, goes off if tipped over and does not get hot to the touch. It is small so it would fit in with most decors. Safety Doesn't get too hot to the touch and if tipped over goes off.