I bought 2 of these heaters. I'm so glad I did, one week later my furnace stopped working, while it was 10 degrees outside. I have a small 2 bedroom home, but this little heater kept whatever room I put it warm. I had to use them for about a month straight and they never let me dowm. The one thing I was worried about was the case getting hot, but that never happened. I ran them for almost a week straight and they stay cool to the touch. The best investment. Im so glad I got this
Bought last year and within the first day of use the cross heating element shorted to one of the horizontal elements. Sears exchanged it and the second one worked okay but rattled and buzzed enough to wake the dead so we just put it away for emergencies. This year, out it came to use in the wife's sewing room but it had issues right from the start. Thermostat control needed to be turned up well over half way for the heat to come on and once on it would never cycle off even when the room got too warm. After two weeks of use, the high setting caused the fan to slow down to the point of shutting off due to an overtemp and would have to remain off for an hour or more before it would come back on. Because of this, the heater could only be run on the low setting if I wanted it to run continuously. By this time it was out of warranty and it went in the trash.
This heater has a metal housing with a metal fan. It is the best milk house heater that I've seen. I like the Fan Only setting and indicator light to show that the unit has power available. There is a tip over switch on the bottom and thermostat, along with a high and low heat setting. Nice heater - I hope that Sears gets more of these.
Unit does not push much air. Had an old Patton milk house heater that is far superior. Returned Kenmore and will purchase a Patton.