Most blankets are very energy efficient, costing very little to run, and it's quite possible that owning an electric blanket could save you money on heating bills. Using the heating warms up your whole home, even if you're only going to the using 1 or 2 rooms. With an electric blanket the warmth stays where you need it, and you'll be less reliant on other heating.
Electric blankets offer a safe source of heat that is comfortable next to skin, and this heat encourages increased blood flow that can alleviate some of the pain of sore muscles, backache or arthritis.
Some allergy sufferers can also benefit, as the heat helps to reduce moisture and humidity in the bed, reducing the chances of dust mites.
Ensures you don’t forget to turn your blanket off, choose between 1 and 90 hours, just set it and forget it.
To help you find the right temperature for you, the room and the time of year, most blankets have variable heat settings, as well as pre-heat and all-night options.
You might share your bed, and your electric blanket with someone else, but you won't necessarily share their taste in temperatures. Dual controls are available on some double, king and super king sizes, allowing a different level of warmth on either side. You'll need two plug sockets to power it though.
This essential safety feature is included in all of our electric blankets. Overheat protection automatically turns the blanket off if it senses it might be overheating.
If your blanket has these, it will be able to detect room temperatures and adjust its heat accordingly, and maintaining your chosen temperature exactly.
Some blankets give extra heat at the bottom, to keep your toes extra cosy.
Yes, electric blankets are completely safe as long as they are used and stored correctly. Our advice is to:
It's important to follow the manufacturer's guidance when washing or tumble-drying your blanket, but generally you should wash and dry on gentle, cool settings.
You can also air dry your blanket, but if you're using a clothes line make sure you don't use clothes pegs on any wired sections.