Choosing the Right Blanket
As we brace for wintry winds to sweep in and thermometers to dip, it’s time to start thinking of the best ways to stay warm! Turning up the temperature on electric or gas heaters can mean high utility bills, and even prices for firewood are rising! AirServ always wants to help you prevent high costs and you’re your hard-earned money. One of our favorite and cost-effective recommendations to fighting the chill and protecting your wallet is choosing the right blanket to keep the goosebumps away.
There are several factors to consider when selecting a blanket, such as softness, warmth level, size, allergies and more. Also, you may want to have one blanket for staying warm in the daytime and a different one for counting sheep at night.
Speaking of sheep, choosing a blanket made from the correct fabric can make all the difference in the world. Wool refers to the fleece of lambs, sheep, goats, camels and other animals. Different breeds are selected for their softness, and you can find more information about your options by clicking here. Material choices range from natural fleece, wool, chenille, cotton, cashmere, silk, down and others.
Another factor to consider is the amount of warmth you are seeking. During the daytime, snuggling up with a thicker blanket at your desk may help the work hours pass more quickly. But at nighttime, experts report that a temperature of 62 – 70 degree F helps to encourage the best sleep cycle. So, keep that in mind when choosing just how much of a bundled up Eskimo you want to be.
Have you ever been shopping online or in a mailed catalog and wondered just exactly is meant by the list of all the various blanket sizes? Below we have decoded the blanket size mystery:
- Throw. Throw-sized blankets are typically 50" x 70", though some may vary. These are great for snuggling up with your favorite book on a chilly, winter day.
- Twin. For the most part, twin-sized blankets are 66" x 90", though some are cut oversized. This makes it easier to make the bed and tuck your wonderful blanket all the way in!
- Queen or Full/Queen. Queen-sized blankets are usually 90" x 90", and can work for a full or queen bed.
- King. Kings tend to be 111" x 90" to cover the largest bed size. But be sure to measure your mattress if you have purchased an oversized-King bed, as the corners may not cover it completely!
See more information on blanket sizes by clicking here.
A final factor you may need to consider is allergies, for yourself or your family members. While the lush, warm feel of wool and cashmere may bring comfort to some, it can bring itching and sneezing to others. Be sure to consult your allergist if you believe any materials in your wintry blanket arsenal may pose a risk. And don’t forget any special needs for out-of-town guests who may be visiting for the holidays. Get some great tips for choosing blankets that will help prevent sniffles or scratching by clicking here.