I found a really good deal on an 11"x16" 50W Sweeter Heater (OH1116, max 32-35 chicks) for $96.06, shipping included. I know it won't throw heat over a large area like a 250W infrared bulb, but frankly, infrared bulbs scare the crap out of me. My brooder will be set up in my basement, directly below my bedroom, and I felt that paying more for something that isn't likely going to burn my house down is well worth the extra cost. I also like the 3 year warranty. I also like the fact that it'll cover more chicks than the Brinsea Eco 20, for around the same price. My draft-free basement tends to hold fairly steady temps, and right now, it's in the mid 60's (F), so it looks to be an ideal location for a brooder. But on to my questions... are any of you using the Sweeter Heater(s), and how do you like it/them? Any recommendations for using them, or should I simply follow the mfg's suggestions?