Well I got a new baby granite albino burm yesterday and decided to add a ceramic heat emitter to his temporary cage the cage is made from rtd plywood and glass it's 5ft w by 2.5 ft deep by 2.5 ft tall. I was having trouble heating it with just the heat pad so now the hot side stays around 86 ambient and 91 on the pad. What my wife's worried about is the che catching the house on fire and refuses to let me keep it on when where not home. Also our house gets extremely cold in the winter time 55 sometimes. Ill take any advice I can get. I can't post pictures right now but I'll say that the che is resting on top of hardware cloth that's stapled to the wood top of the cage there us about a half inch space between the wood top and where the che sits.