Electric blankets for people don’t like sleeping cold
Keep your electricity bill down too.
If your sleeping companion likes to keep things frigid while you sleep, an electric blanket may be your saving grace. Using an electric blanket during the cold months will only cost you less than twenty bucks extra a year on your electric bill, which is less than a third of what you’d pay if you use a space heater. Save money on your heating bill with these four cozy options we picked out.
This 50-by-60-inch blanket by MaxKare is fluffy, soft, and heats up quickly. The reversible sherpa and flannel electric blanket have three heating settings that range from 95 degrees to 113 degrees, but MaxKare warns not to leave it on the highest setting too long. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about it overheating—it shuts off after four hours.
If you need extra warmth at night, the Sunbeam is a great lighter option to slide under your comforter. Made of 100 percent polyester, this electric blanket comes with 10 heat settings ranging from one to 10. This blanket doesn’t automatically shut off for 10 hours, which also makes it great for using overnight.
This micro-fleece blanket by Softheat is 84 inches by 90 inches. While most of these blankets have wires spaced five inches apart to warm them, Softheat’s super-thin wires are spaced three inches apart. Plus, this blanket is low-voltage (it operates on less than 25 volts), so it won’t rack up your electricity bill. Similar to the Sunbeam blanket, the Softbeat automatically turns off after 10 hours.
Comprised of 50 percent sherpa and 50 percent polyester, this reversible Serta electric blanket comes with five heat settings. While this is a thinner option, it boasts many of the same features as the Maxkare.