25% of people who purchase electric under-blankets or electric mattress pads state they do so for therapeutic values. Afflictions that heated bedding usually helps include:
- Muscle soreness and aches including back pain
- Muscle injuries
- Flexibility and range of motion
- Poor sleeping patterns and cycles
- The bed being too hot or too cold
- Sinus problems
Electric Blanket Energy Ranking
The United States Department of Energy rates a heated blanket as the most energy efficient appliance in your home as is explained further with the help of the following graph.
Actual Cost to Run
People ask how much energy or wattage do typical electric mattress and blankets use. When actually measured, most warming blankets consume around 60 to 90 watts (per side on Dual control models, depending on the actual voltage supply) when used at HI. Many people set their pad controls around LOW thus effectively cutting wattage consumption to only 20 watts. For eight hours, this amounts to less than 0.2 kWh consumed.
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