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Proper Use of an Electric Blanket - Articles Surfing
An electric blanket is an especially valuable commodity on those cold winter nights when you just can't seem to take the chill off. Just plug that they be in and wrap it around you, instant gratification. When you are sitting in a recliner with your feet up and your toes are like ice cubes, you can drape the electric blanket across those raw tootsies can get them toasted up in no time. If you are a camper and use a generator, just plug in that electric blanket and you can keep warm all night. The one thing in common in all of these scenarios is that using electricity to warm a blanket can provide you with a wonderful sense of comfort.
But of course because the power to heat the blanket is electric you must take to caution while using it. When buying an electric blanket do not rely on anyone else's findings from research. To your own homework before making the purchase and remember to keep in mind these important facts, how you will be using it and its safety ratings. As with any electric devise fires can happen.
Of course too much hate can also cause the skin to burn. Putting a sheet or light weight blanket between you and the electric blanket could give you the best results and prevent prolonged exposure. It may not be completely necessary, but it certainly wouldn't hurt.
If you intend to use it at night when sleeping make sure your research includes that information. Keep in mind that many experts advise against having your electric blanket plugged in while you are sleeping. A good alternative is to place it next to your sheet for a few moments before bed and then unplug it. The warmth from the blanket will be retained and you will feel comfy and cozy.
Here are a few other safety concerns to keep in mind. When warming your feet or legs wear socks and pants or use a lightweight throw between you and the electric blanket to prevent any kind of burns from prolonged exposure. Although the blankets have been safety tested by the manufacturer it never hurts to be cautious.
They can be especially comforting when you or a loved one are not feeling up to par. They can rant you in a cocoon of warmth that will help take those feverish chills away.
From the old man trying to keep warm sitting in his evening chair, to the couple snuggling together on a camping trip, the electric blanket can be a great investment. Sometimes you just need a little extra heat when your bones start to feel a chill and an electric blanket is ideal for that task. Just remember to research any and all products that can potentially harm you.
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