We went on a late night Walmart mission to procure a small heater for under and around my wife's desk in our bedroom. We basically picked out a mid-priced small one. The Home Essentials Oscillating Space Heater has out performed our Central unit to some extent as I have been able to close the venting leading in there and the little heater does as much or more without nearly the noise from the air vents off and on whirring. The Home Essentials Oscillating Space Heater has thee heat settings and one fan only setting and a variable set thermostat, oscillation is controlled by a switch in the base that turns it from oscillating to static. It is a very nice little heater for the price. It stays very cool to the touch on all its outside surfaces, which is extremely important when you have children around. The Home Essentials Oscillating Space Heater operates very quietly too.