Bed electric blankets are an excellent way to keep warm at night. They can provide comfort for those who find it difficult to stay warm or wish to enjoy the feeling of warmth during sleep. There are many types available today, with two main designs: under-blanket and over-blanket. Some people may prefer one design over another, though both have their advantages discussed in this article.
Before buying an electric bed blanket, several key factors to consider.
The length of the electric blanket you choose should be long enough to cover your bed without hanging off the end at all places. This will prevent the cords from dragging on the floor. Which increases fire hazards and can reduce comfort due to annoying or uncomfortable pulling of your sheets by the cord weight every time you try to move about in bed—making it easy for you to tangle up during night’s slumber. Therefore, if you use a duvet with bottom opening doors, make sure that left-over material is around 3″-6″ so as not to interfere with duvet movement while sleeping.
The weight of the electric blanket should also be taken into consideration. If you live alone, then you can purchase a single-person electric blanket to save space money and for easier storage when not in use. However, if you share your bed with someone else who tends to move around in sleep or switches sides during night’s sleep, more often than usual, buying larger twin/queen size blankets would be better to ensure maximum coverage on the bed and avoid exposure areas.
Different types of fiber give different levels of warmth, and each type is manufactured differently for varying purposes and advantages. Understanding your personal needs can help you choose the best electric blanket according to your comfort level and budget.[see image] For example, if you have arthritis or another condition that greatly limits your ability to stay warm, then an electric blanket with warming capabilities up to 130F might be a good choice.
4. Care Instructions:
Washing of the electric blanket should be done according to the manufacturer’s instructions so as not to damage it or diminish its performance capabilities. For example, an expensive fiber-filled electric blanket may require dry cleaning rather than using a home washing machine due to the risk of filling getting dispersed or loosened during the washing process. This would result in lower heating effectiveness since high insulation makes electric blankets warm up just by being on top instead of a traditional hot water bottle, which has to be heated first before use.
The price of the electric blanket depends on various factors such as size, type, brand, and warranty period the retailer offers. Remember that electric blankets can last up to 10 years or more. If properly maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions and not treated like throw-away products as they used to be decades ago, the advent of cheap Chinese-made products flooded markets.
In conclusion, electric blankets have been traditionally considered luxury products for those who can afford to spend extra money on bedding to achieve maximum levels of comfort and save money in the longer run by using less heating or cooling energy.