Electric blankets can keep you toasty warm
on cold winter nights without the weight
of heavy blankets. They can be used to preheat
your sheets or can help reduce heating bills
by allowing you to sleep in a colder room.
Electric blankets come in standard bedding
sizes and are priced according to size: twin,
full, queen and king. They come in a variety
of colors. Electric blankets are easy to
order online or through catalogs, as they
are inexpensive and easy to ship.|
Consider the following when buying
- Look to see what electric voltage the blanket
operates on. 120 volts is standard, but newer
models use less than 25 volts.
- There should be up to 10 different heat settings
on the controller. Twin and
full size blankets
usually have one controller,
and king size will have two
comfort. Look for completely
(controllers that click on
and off all night
can disturb your sleep). Blankets
turn off after ten hours are
a real convenience
as well as safeguard that they
are not left
on all day..
- The pattern of the wires should provide even
coverage. Newer blankets use heating wires
that can hardly be felt when cold, as they
are 80% smaller then those found in older
electric blankets, so you'll have to turn
the blanket on to check for hot or cold spots.
- Electric blankets, like any blanket, will
get dirty over time. Make sure the blanket
is washable and will not shrink after washing.
Remember that electric blankets
be used on infants, small children,
disabled. Care should be taken
by the elderly. Check to make
sure the blanket
model is appropriate if you wish
to use it
on an airbed or waterbed.