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Electric Blankets

Electric blankets should be thought of as energy savers because their best use is keeping you warm in the winter so you can lower your home's thermostat setting. They are really pretty small energy users. Even a king size blanked uses only about 1 kWh per night, so in a whole heating season it might cost $10 to operate. But for each degree you can set your thermostat back, you save about 2 percent of your heating costs. If you have one, use it wisely, meaning turn it off during the day and place another blanket on top of it to keep in the heat. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions about covering it and securing the corners to your mattress.