Energy Savings

Snuggle up to energy savings with an electric blanket

Tips to stay warm without touching your thermostat

When temperatures cool down, instead of reaching for the thermostat, reach for an electric blanket. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, electric blankets can be even more cost-effective than space heaters.

Below is a breakdown of the average cost PEC members pay to use an electric blanket compared to a space heater for 50 days during the year.


Snuggle up to energy savings with an electric blanket


Remember to practice safety with electric blankets:

  • Make sure blankets have been tested and approved.
  • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Check cords to make sure they are intact and not frayed or damaged.
  • Don’t buy or use secondhand blankets.
  • Turn off the blanket when you leave the room.

If using an electric blanket isn’t logical, remember, a space heater can still be beneficial instead of raising the thermostat. Learn more about when and how to use a space heater.