Oh, hello there! I see you're curious about heated throws.
In this blog post, we'll explore if Is a heated throw worth it? and How much does a heated throw cost to run? We'll take a closer look at their energy consumption and delve into the maths behind how much they cost to run, so you can make an informed decision about whether a heated throw is the right choice for you. Whether you're a cold weather lover or hater, stick around - this post is sure to warm you up!
Well, let me tell you, that heated throws are a game-changer when it comes to snuggling up and staying cozy during those chilly nights.
Now, you might be wondering, "Is a heated throw really worth it?" And I'm here to tell you that, yes, it absolutely is! Let me break it down for you.
Heated throws are a practical solution for staying warm and cozy.
Easily adjustable temperature to your liking - no more fighting over the thermostat!
Super easy to use - just plug it in and snuggle up!
Treat yourself to a touch of luxury with a heated throw - you deserve it!
Imagine snuggling up with a good book and a cup of tea, while being enveloped in a warm and toasty blanket - pure bliss!
Not only do heated throws keep you cozy, but they also provide health benefits
Heat therapy has been known to help with muscle aches, joint pain, and even improve circulation - your body will thank you!
Don't worry about breaking the bank - heated throws come in a variety of price ranges, so there's something for every budget.
Think about the money you'll save on your heating bill by snuggling up with a heated throw instead of cranking up the thermostat - win-win!
All in all a heated throw is absolutely worth it. It's practical, luxurious, and good for your health. So go ahead, treat yourself to a cozy night in with a heated throw. Trust me, once you've experienced the comfort and warmth of a heated throw, you'll wonder how you ever lived without one. And if you are still hesitating buying one, keep on reading because we are sure about that, when you see and understand how cheap heated throws are to run, you will invest in one.
How Much Does A Heated Throw Blanket Cost To Run?
Are you wondering how much is running a heated throw going to cost you? You're not alone! Heated throws have become a popular way to stay warm during the colder months, chilly summer nights but with the rising cost of energy bills, it's important to know how much they'll impact your wallet.
So, howmuch does it cost to run a heated throw in the UK? Let's break it down. Firstly, it's important to understand that the cost of running a heated throw will depend on several factors:
Wattage: The wattage of the heated throw will determine how much energy it uses. A higher wattage will typically use more energy and cost more to run, however the lower the wattage is, the slower the blanket will heat up and probably won't heat up as much as a higher wattage.
Length of use: The longer the heated throw is used, the more energy it will use and the higher the cost of running it.
Temperature settings: The higher the temperature setting on the heated throw, the more energy it will use and the higher the cost of running it.
Frequency of use: The more frequently the heated throw is used, the higher the overall cost of running it will be.
Type of heated throw: The type of heated throw can also impact the cost of running it. For example, a heated throw with a battery will use less electricity but may require more frequent charging, while a plug-in heated throw will use more electricity but won't require charging.
Temperature of your room: The level of temperature in your home can impact the cost of running a heated throw too. Warmer rooms will retain heat better, reducing the amount of energy needed to stay warm.
The below table is an example calculation of a 120W heated throw running costs for an hour, 4 hours, 8 hours and we even calculated the cost for 30 days for you. So for a whole months if you are using your heated throw 1hour daily, it would cost you around 77 pence, 4 hours daily usage cost around £2.63, 8 hours daily usage would be around £5.11 only.
Table to Illustrate Power Consumptionfor a 120W heated throw:
*Source based on UK Government published figures: Electricity average at 34p/Kwh for direct debit customers in Great Britain with typical energy consumption. Prices valid form 1st October 2022 - 30th June 2023.
**Assumptions regarding consumption: Table A assumes that the consumption will be constant at the stated kWh. In practice (Table B) once the throw has heated at the maximum setting to the required user temperature, the user will lower the setting and remain comfortable. At this lower setting the throw will maintain the temperature but consume a lower amount of power (for example 50% of maximum). However, it's worth noting that this model is just an average, and the actual cost may vary depending on the specific model of heated throw you are using and your local electricity rates/tariffs. Additionally, leaving the heated throw on for longer periods of time or at higher settings will increase the cost of running it. If you would like to calculate the cost for a different wattage model, please click on the following link: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/get-help-paying-your-bills/check-how-much-your-electrical-appliances-cost-to-use/
To make the most of your heated throw while keeping energy bills down, consider using it for shorter periods of time or only when necessary keeping that in mind, it is still cheaper than heating your whole house. In conclusion, the cost of running a heated throw in the UK is relatively low. A 160W heated throw (probably the highest wattage on the market) still only cost a few pennies per hour to run. So, cozy up and enjoy the winter months, chilly summer nights - without worrying about the heating bill!