Three Reasons You Should Get Cozy with an Electric Blanket

Heated blankets offer a comfortable solution for staying warm when your home furnace just can’t seem to crank out enough warmth.

Electric blankets
An electric blanket can make it easier to fall asleep on those especially cold nights.Serta

On nights when the mercury dips below freezing, it never hurts to have an extra layer or two on the bed. Even better, an electric blanket with multiple settings will do the work of several quilts and keep you warm on even the chilliest evenings. Check out just a few of the reasons why every home should have at least one heated blanket.

Lower Energy Bills

Sunbeam Heated Throw Blanket
Most electric blankets are energy efficient and cost less to operate than turning up your thermostat.Sunbeam

Electric blankets use very little energy, making them a cost-effective alternative to running the home’s heat pump or furnace around the clock during cold snaps. At night, crank up the blanket and turn down the thermostat for meaningful savings to your home heating bill.

Soothing Warmth

Sunbeam Heated Blanket
A warm wrap can also soothe aching muscles and joints.Sunbeam

Heat is therapeutic, and an electric blanket provides full-body warmth that penetrates deeply and soothes whatever ails you. A heated blanket draped over a recliner is a great way to ease back tension, nurse the chills associated with cold and flu, or to simply warm up your personal space for reading, napping, or binge watching a favorite program.

Adjustable Settings

Serta Reversible Sherpa/Fleece Heated Electric Throw Blanket
The more settings an electric blanket has, the easier it is to dial in a temperature that’s comfortable for you.Serta

Most electric blankets have at least three settings. Some offer as many as ten, allowing you to dial in the perfect comfort level. Look for a blanket that also has a timer with automatic shut-off to conserve energy and eliminate overheating.