Why are Today’s Heated Blankets and Heated Mattress Pads Not as Hot?
When you first use an electric blanket or electric mattress pad, it is natural to feel it with your hand to see how warm it is. DON’T trust this! As all brands of products sold in the United States go to great lengths to point out in their User Manuals, you will NOT feel much warmth with your hand on modern day USA electric blankets or pads. You must lie under the warming blanket or on top of the warming mattress pad in order to feel warmth! We are constantly asked why today’s blankets are not as hot as older ones. The answer is that since the late 1980’s, electric bedding in the USA has been designed to be used all night long at a low wattage, i.e. a low level of heat. This has prevented many of the fires that used to happen in this country and still do occur in some other countries that continue to use higher wattage products. Today’s heat level in this country is so low that unless a blanket traps the generated heat, you will hardly feel the warmth. Do not be concerned over this! Tr