There's nothing more comforting than slipping into a warm and cozy bed on chilly nights. This is where electric blankets or heated blankets come into play, ensuring that your bed is perfectly heated and inviting. Want to learn more?
Sizes of Electric Blankets
Electric heated blankets come in all the usual sizes, including:
All the electric blankets we retail are fitted ones. Different bed types also vary in mattress depth; for instance, pillow-top mattresses are thicker than standard mattresses and necessitate a deeper skirt. A host of the electric blankets we stock boast extra depth, featuring skirts up to 50 cm. So ensure that you select a product that not only fits the standard sizing of your bed but also aligns with the height of your mattress. This ensures that the electric blanket can function effectively.
Special Features of electric heated blankets
Besides doing the basics of heating your bed, there are a number of features that are available for electric heated blankets. These include:
- Multiple heat settings
- Timer for automatic switch off, for comfort and safety
- Removable controls to allow for machine washing
- Safety features such as overheat protection systems
- Different heat ‘zones’, so that different parts of the bed can be different temperatures. Typically that is the two sides of the bed, but some electric heated blankets also have separate zones for feet and body
- Smart electric heated blankets or programmable electric heated blankets can be set to preheat to a certain temperature at a specific time
Considering the important features will help guide you towards the right electric blanket for your needs.
Is it good to sleep with an electric blanket?
Sleeping with an electric blanket can be beneficial, especially during colder months, as it provides consistent warmth throughout the night. It can help you save on heating costs as you can lower your thermostat while keeping your bed toasty. Additionally, for those with arthritis or chronic cold feet, electric blankets can provide therapeutic heat. However, it's crucial to follow safety guidelines - never leave it on high all night, ensure it's in good working condition without frayed cords or scorch marks, and remember that children, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions should use them cautiously.
How long do electric blankets last?
The lifespan of an electric blanket can vary based on its quality and how well it's cared for, but generally, it can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. Regular checks for wear, frayed cords, or dark spots can help ensure your blanket remains safe to use. Over time, the heating element may wear out, and the blanket will need to be replaced. Following the manufacturer's instructions for use, cleaning, and storage will also help prolong the life of your electric blanket, giving you many seasons of cozy, warm comfort.