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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 03:36 PM
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5. fleece sheets and a down comforter.
ever since the time i had an electric blanket that shorted out while i was in bed, i'll never use one again.

but- i do sleep with the window open all year round.
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  -What makes more sense, heat the house or electric blanket? ThomWV  Nov-27-09 03:28 PM   #0 
  - Keep the house at 57  Catshrink   Nov-27-09 03:31 PM   #1 
  - It depends on how much you pay for electricity  Warpy   Nov-27-09 03:34 PM   #2 
  - I think the blanket would be cheaper -- but --  Atman   Nov-27-09 03:34 PM   #3 
  - Compromise: buy a timed thermostat  wtmusic   Nov-27-09 03:36 PM   #4 
  - That's how I do it.  GoCubsGo   Nov-27-09 04:14 PM   #17 
  - fleece sheets and a down comforter.  dysfunctional press   Nov-27-09 03:36 PM   #5 
  - I agree with this recommendation  Sanity Claws   Nov-27-09 03:39 PM   #7 
  - A light spread on top of the down comforter  Jane Austin   Nov-27-09 03:51 PM   #10 
  - Or, buy a duvet cover.  GoCubsGo   Nov-27-09 04:09 PM   #16 
     - we have a duvet cover for the comforter...  dysfunctional press   Nov-28-09 01:00 AM   #48 
  - Same here.  Ms. Toad   Nov-27-09 06:36 PM   #42 
  - Excellent. DO BE CAREFUL of any electric blankets  Nikki Stone1   Nov-27-09 07:53 PM   #47 
  - A Snuggie!  liberalmuse   Nov-27-09 03:38 PM   #6 
  - I have one and  Raine   Nov-27-09 05:32 PM   #30 
     - I hope it's not the camouflage one...  MrMickeysMom   Nov-27-09 05:37 PM   #33 
        - No, no camouflage LOL  Raine   Nov-27-09 06:23 PM   #39 
  - I think lowering the thermostat and using the blanket is cheaper but  tularetom   Nov-27-09 03:41 PM   #8 
  - i love my electric blanket  spanone   Nov-27-09 03:41 PM   #9 
  - Gotta say I love a warm sleeping bag.  DemoTex   Nov-27-09 03:55 PM   #11 
  - keep the thermostat at 55...and  murray hill farm   Nov-27-09 03:57 PM   #12 
  - BIg upside to the electric blanket!  uberblonde   Nov-27-09 04:04 PM   #13 
  - Where  knightinwhitesatin   Nov-27-09 04:05 PM   #14 
  - I have a large wood buring fire place  Craftsman   Nov-27-09 04:06 PM   #15 
  - electric blanket, still cheaper  cowcommander   Nov-27-09 04:14 PM   #18 
  - Electricity is cheaper than oil here on the Iron Range  Bitwit1234   Nov-27-09 04:17 PM   #19 
  - Electric blanket is a good choice  dieselrevolver   Nov-27-09 04:34 PM   #20 
  - I go well below 57 at night and don't use an electric blanket  hfojvt   Nov-27-09 04:38 PM   #21 
  - Wow...  MrMickeysMom   Nov-27-09 05:39 PM   #34 
  - If I set it lower than that we stand a chance of frozen and burst water pipes  ThomWV   Nov-27-09 06:29 PM   #41 
  - I go down to 45 and don't have frozen pipes  hfojvt   Nov-27-09 07:39 PM   #46 
  - We don't have any heat on at night either, and in the daytime  Obamanaut   Nov-27-09 07:10 PM   #45 
  - ugh- that many blankets is a killer for me...  dysfunctional press   Nov-28-09 01:09 AM   #50 
  - we use these portable oil heaters  nini   Nov-27-09 04:39 PM   #22 
  - We have that in our rec room bathroom, which is really helpful...  MrMickeysMom   Nov-27-09 05:40 PM   #35 
  - Get a bunch of cats instead  slackmaster   Nov-27-09 04:43 PM   #23 
  - Already got a bunch of cat-hatin' dogs, so that probably wouldn't work out well.  ThomWV   Nov-27-09 05:29 PM   #28 
  - LOL!  MrMickeysMom   Nov-27-09 05:41 PM   #36 
  - multiple normal blankets, sheesh  eShirl   Nov-27-09 04:55 PM   #24 
  - 70 year old country home - insulated well by me by drafty as hell by the builder  ThomWV   Nov-27-09 05:33 PM   #31 
  - Flannel sheets and extra regular blankets, plus a programmable  iris27   Nov-27-09 05:05 PM   #25 
  - i am afraid of electric blankets  pitohui   Nov-27-09 05:09 PM   #26 
  - Just put another layer or two of bedding on. nt  Dead_Parrot   Nov-27-09 05:17 PM   #27 
  - Part of it is just getting the bed warm in the first place.  WillowTree   Nov-27-09 05:30 PM   #29 
  - Be forewarned and cautious when using electric blankets, mine caught my bed on fire  MagickMuffin   Nov-27-09 05:35 PM   #32 
  - down quilts and wool socks  Whisp   Nov-27-09 05:44 PM   #37 
  - Menopausal hot flashes keep me warm. nt  valerief   Nov-27-09 06:20 PM   #38 
  - Never mind.....n/t  A HERETIC I AM   Nov-27-09 06:24 PM   #40 
  - If the blanket is big enough to go around the house, I say go for it. nt  Robb   Nov-27-09 06:39 PM   #43 
  - We just use wood pellets to heat with  madokie   Nov-27-09 06:47 PM   #44 
  - I live in Spain where we don't have central heat. This is how I cope...  SKKY   Nov-28-09 01:06 AM   #49 

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