This blanket is great for keeping warm in the winter. My husband and I lived in an older house in Montana. Even if we turned the heat up, it was hard to keep the house quite warm enough when it got really cold instead. Instead of spending lots of money on heating bills trying to keep the house warm, we decided to get a heated blanket and turn down the heat at night. The first heated blanket we got only had a single control, and we didn’t agree on what setting to keep it at - he wanted it much hotter than I did! Then his mom suggested getting a heated blanket with dual controls. I had never heard of that before, but we were able to find the Sunbeam blanket at the store at tried it out. It was a genius idea! He can keep his side set at 8 or 9 and I can keep mine at 3 or 4. The blanket is also comfortable, not like the cheaper electric blankets where you can feel the wires through the blanket. It also has a long enough cord that it’s easy to find somewhere to plug it in near the bed. I would definitely recommend this blanket.