Are Electric Blankets Energy Efficient?
The average American household spends around $115 a month on energy, with about half of that money going to home heating and cooling. But like every other monthly expense, some of these costs can be avoided with a little mindful conservation of resources.
There are a lot of ways to reduce energy usage but probably the easiest and best way is to keep an eye on the thermostat. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, people can save up to 10% a year on heating by turning their thermostat down by 7º-10º F for 8 hours a day.
That’s where heated blankets really can make a difference. Slip on a super comfy electric blanket, turn up the heat settings and turn down your thermostat to stay warm and save money at the same time. And the more you use your blanket, the more money you can save.
Of course, how much you save also depends on the size of your living space, the cost of electricity in your area and your existing carbon footprint, but electric blankets really can make a difference when it comes to home heating costs.
Electric Blankets and Heating Costs
According to the National Academy of Sciences, heating and cooling American homes contributes to roughly 20%of U.S. global emissions every year. Those are some big numbers, but every little bit helps to offset the problem.
Home goods like energy efficient electric blankets aren’t good for the environment per se, but they can help support environmentally friendly behaviors like reduction of overall energy usage. Saving money is one thing, but saving money and helping to protect the environment is a win-win in every sense of the word.
Warmee Blankets: The Next Best Thing to a Warm Embrace
With super soft fabrics, stylish colors, and Invisiwire fibers that you can barely feel are there, Warmee blankets are a great way to up your home heating game. We currently offer heated smart electric heated blankets, throws, and mattress covers with temperature and heat time controls that work with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
We’re also deeply committed to saving energy and the environment. Check us out to learn how we’re working with Seatrees, an organization that’s working to help reforest the ocean, to make that happen.