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This or That Thursday
Electric Blanket or Space Heater?
May 25, 2017

It’s finally time for the first camping trip of the season! The spring weather brings warmth during the days, but evenings can still be very chilly. Not sure how to keep warm at night during the trip? You could use an electric blanket or a space heater that’s already packed with the rest of your gear. To help make the decision a little easier, we looked at how much energy each appliance typically uses.

Let’s look at wattage.


Electric Blanket = 200 Watts < Space Heater = 1,200 Watts


For this camping trip, bring those extra electric blankets to use while sleeping in the tent! They use less energy than the space heater and you can turn it on before getting into your sleeping bag so it’s nice and toasty!



Grace Alexander

Grace Alexander is a content strategist with ten years of experience in traditional and alternative power verticals. Her experience ranges from covering power company news across industries to promoting environmental rfiendly energy use and options. Grace currently splits her time between the southern U.S. and the southern coast of Uruguay.