FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ELECTROWARMTH® BEDWARMERS
Q: What is the difference between an ElectroWarmth® bedwarmer and an electric blanket?
A: An electric blanket is used as a covering, the bedwarmer is used under the bedding. You sleep ON it, not UNDER it. The bedwarmer attaches directly to your mattress and is covered up by your normal bedding. ElectroWarmth® bedwarmers are much more energy efficient than an electric blanket because of the way they are used. Your covers hold in the heat that rises from below. The heat from an electric blanket rises from above you and escapes into the room.
Q: My home heating costs are high, will this warmer cost me more for electricity?
A: No. In fact, with an ElectroWarmth® bedwarmer, you can turn down the heat in your home during the night and still sleep comfortably. By turning down the heat in your home, you will not only save on heating fuel costs, but your furnace blower, refrigerator and freezer will also run less in a cooler house. This will help reduce power costs.
Q: How do I know what size I need?
A: The model number of each warmer indicates its width. For fitted bedwarmers, you need to match the warmer to your bed size in both width and length. For 12 volt warmers the length is 60 inches. The warming pad can be narrower but not wider than your mattress. For example the model T36 measures 36 inches wide by 60 inches long, and can be used for a twin sized mattress or on one side of a king-sized mattress.
Q: What do the bedwarmers look like?
A: The bedwarmers very much resemble a mattress pad. They are made of white material, and are about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. The fitted models are like a fitted sheet and have extra cloth at the head of the bed that allows the warmer to cover the entire mattress, and has a skirt with elastic all around the warmer to hold the warmer in place. The warmers are quilted around the heating wires. This is done in such a way that you do not feel the wires when you are laying on the warmer. The 12 volt models has several cloth tabs sewn around its border with which you safety pin (pins are provided) the warmer to your mattress.
Q: Are ElectroWarmth® bedwarmers washable? A: It is recommended that ElectroWarmth® bedwarmers be hand washed. They are electrical devices that can be damaged in a washing machine. Since the bedwarmers are used underneath your bed coverings, there is not much need to clean them on a regular basis.
Q: Are they safe if something is spilled on them (or a child wets the bed)? A: Yes. The heating element wires within the bedwarmers are shielded. In the case of bed wetting, there is also a cleanliness issue. We recommend covering the bedwarmer with a Miracle Fabric Fitted Mattress Protective Cover available from Bedderbedding.net. The Miracle Fabric will help keep the bed warmer clean and will reduce the need to clean it regularly.
Q: How does the bedwarmer stay in place under the covers?
A: T Model 12 volt Mattress Pad: Each bedwarmer has a series of cloth tabs all around the outer edges. A bag of large safety pins is supplied with which the bedwarmer is secured to the mattress using the tabs. This will help keep the bedwarmer flat which will allow it to function properly for many years.
A: Fitted Model: The fitted bedwarmer is very similar to a fitted sheet in that it covers the entire mattress and is held in place using elastic all around the skirt of the bedwarmer.
Q: Can I use a bedwarmer on an adjustable bed?
A: Absolutely! The fitted models are recommended, and work very well. In fact, customers using adjustable beds represent one of the largest percentages of bed warmer users.
Q: Does the Comfort Control temperature control make a clicking sound when you change the temperature setting?
A: No. The temperature control is very quiet and transitions smoothly from one temperature setting to another.
Q: What sort of warranty is there? A: ElectroWarmth® bedwarmers come with a full one year guarantee. If anything goes wrong with the bedwarmer during that first year, it will be repaired or replaced as the factory deems necessary. After the year warranty has expired, low-cost factory-direct service is available if it is ever needed. ElectroWarmth® bedwarmers are high quality products and have very few problems. Some people have had the same bedwarmer for 30 years without need for maintenance.
Q: In my electric blanket, I can feel the heating wires and they are uncomfortable to me. Are the heating wires in an ElectroWarmth® bedwarmer uncomfortable as well?
A: Absolutely Not! The heating wires used in ElectroWarmth® bedwarmers are quilted into the padding of the warmer in order to make them undetectable when you are sleeping.
Q: What do you recommend for young children or elderly people? A: We recommend that the person using the bedwarmer be able to adjust the temperature control and be able to know what to do if they are too warm. We do not recommend the bed warmer for children under the age of 5.
Q: Can I use a bedwarmer in my camper or trailer?
A: Yes, the T models are designed with a 12 volt connector to allow it to be plugged into the cigarette lighter.
Q: I am a Massage Therapist, can I use a bedwarmer on my massage table?
A: Yes, the massage table warmer allows the therapist to lower the room temperature for a cooler working environment, while keeping the client comfortable and relaxed.
Q: I have a large mattress (Queen or King) and my partner likes to be cool and I like to be warm. Can you help?
A: Absolutely! The larger models are available with dual Comfort Controls. This allows each person to select the temperature they want. If one person would not use their side, you can also use a smaller model such as an M30 for one side of a Queen, or and M38 for one side of a King.
Q: I am a truck driver and I have to keep my engine idling while I sleep in order to stay warm, do you have anything that I can use to stay warm without having to keep my engine going? A: Yes! "T" models where designed with truck drivers in mind. The cord is 10 feet long which gives you plenty of length to reach from the cigarette lighter socket to your bunk. This allows you to sleep comfortably without having to idle your truck. The warmer will pay for itself in just a couple days in fuel savings alone. You will also be cutting down on air pollution from the exhaust fumes from your truck. The bunk warmers are in use all over the United States by many trucking fleets.