December 2nd, 2020 by
As smart technology crosses over into most areas of life it’s easy to see the benefits – more control, able to manage remotely, more convenience, better for the planet etc – but would you use a smart electric blanket? (And did you even know they existed?).
A smart electric blanket is one that can be controlled via an app from a smartphone. Let’s take a look at the benefits:
They’re super convenient
The biggest selling point of a smart electric blanket is that you can turn your blanket on from the comfort of the sofa using your smartphone or even by voice command by using a home assistant like Alexa. That means your bed will be lovely and warm when you retire for the night without the inconvenience of having to go upstairs and physically turn it on.
Great for people with mobility issues
Some may say it’s a bit lazy to not want to nip upstairs to turn your blanket on but if you have joint problems, are unwell, or have some other mobility or health issue, it’s good to find ways to minimise exertion if you can. If you have aches and pains, there is a double advantage as heat can be very beneficial in relieving pain so this could help secure a good night’s sleep as well.
Great for loft bedrooms
Anyone who has a loft bedroom or lives in a townhouse will appreciate the effort required to ascend not one but two flights of stairs at the end of a long day. While not on a parr with climbing Everest, it can nonetheless be sufficiently off-putting to go up half an hour before bedtime to turn the blanket on. It’s often the choice between the effort required to go up there twice or not bothering and getting into a cold bed. A smart electric blanket means you don’t have to choose!
Turn it on from wherever you are
Working a night shift, delayed by traffic or circumstance, caught out by the weather etc? In each of these scenarios wouldn’t it be lovely to know that a warm bed is waiting for you? Because it’s controlled by an app on your phone you can turn the blanket on from anywhere so you can do it on your way back so it’s already warm on your return.
Of course, a smart heating system would allow you to turn the heating on for the house in the same way but it could be wasteful to heat the whole house when you just need your bed to be nice and toasty.
Just warm your feet, if you want to
If you choose a smart electric blanket such as the Beurer Monogram Konnect Smart Electric Blanket then you can create a range of different programmes for different scenarios. These can vary in temperature depending on how cold the weather is. There is even a foot-warming setting if you feel your feet need special attention!
Beurer Monogram Konnect Smart Double Electric Blanket - WIFI/Smartphone Control
Price: £160.00Buy Now
Economical to run
Most electric blankets are really energy efficient and these are no exception. The added benefit of a smart model is that the app will tell you exactly how much energy they are using so you don’t have to take it on trust!
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