I have a nice little storage room in my townhouse. It is always warmer in that room than the rest of the house no windows. There's a plug in for my hedgie's heating lamp. The only thing I am curious about is whether or not being in the same room as my furnace could be frightening for my hedgie. It can be loud when it kicks in. I also have my washing machine in there and it could be loud as well. Will the noises from these scare my hedgie or will they become accustomed to them? I feel like he isn't a very skittish hedgie but I am concerned it could be dangerous possibly. I think it is the best option to keeping him warm in winter.