Electric Blanket

By cutting back the temperature setting on your central heating system and using an electric blanket or electric mattress pad while lounging or sleeping it�s possible to save a considerable amount of money. Why heat the whole house when you will be stationary in one spot for up to eight hours? Depending on the city, it�s possible to save 1% - 2% of the house heating bill for EACH DEGREE the central heating system�s thermostat is lowered for eight hours each day or night. Turning your thermostat from 72� to 65� eight hours a day can save as much as 10% on your annual heating costs. Using an electric blanket (or electric mattress pad warmer) during the night allows you to lower your thermostat by 10 degrees for 8 hours a day and stay cozy and comfortable. For lounging on the sofa at TV time, we use a smaller electric throw and keep the thermostat at 60-65 degrees all the time.

Our research has shown that at a 30-50% setting on both sides of a dual control blanket uses an average of 80 Watts per month or (depending on local energy cost) under $2.00 per month. Consider the cost of heating the entire house to 72�.

Read reviews of electric blankets here. Get safety tips on using an electric blanket here.:

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100 Watt Incandescent Light Bulb
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Clothes Dryer
Computer System
Computer System (sleep mode)
Drip Coffee Maker (brew)
Drip Coffee Maker (warm)
Electric Blanket
Furnace Fan
Microwave Oven (Highest Setting)
Oven at 350 degrees
Space Heater (portable)
LCD HD TV - 47 Inch
LCD Monitor - 22 Inch
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Wattage of Device:
Kilowatt Hour Cost:
Hours of use per day:
Cost Per Hour: $0.009000
Cost Per Day: $0.004500
Cost Per Week: $0.032
Cost Per Month: $0.13
Cost Per Year: $1.64
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