Sleep Well While You Save on Comforters -- Savings Experiment

Savings Experiment: Vitamins
Savings Experiment: Vitamins

You can save on your heating bill by turning down your thermostat, but the cold may not suit everyone in the house. That's where the warmth of a quality comforter comes in.

For every degree you turn down your thermostat, you can save 1-2 percent on your bill overnight, which amounts to 10 percent in savings over a year. With that money, you can invest in a cozy bed cover that will keep you toasty while you keep money in the bank.

The best time of the year to shop for a comforter is in January, because that's when top sales occur. "January has been white sale time ever since John Wanamaker of Philadelphia started the trend in Philadelphia in 1878," reports Walletpop via "Many stores will be vying to sell you new sheets, comforters, towels and pillows, at the year's best prices."

If the January sale season has passed, try shopping in the summer. It's an off-time for warm bedding, so you're likely to get a great deal.

Proper care will extend the life of your comforter, and ultimately save you money. If your comforter is machine washable, clean it once a year. Use dryer balls to keep it fluffy, and air it out a couple of times per year. In the summer months, store it in breathable bag and in a well-ventilated area.

Using these tips, you can save yourself money on your heating bill and score yourself a great deal on a comforter. Either way, you'll be covered.