Engine Block Heater vs Electricity Cost.

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by berinker, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. berinker

    berinker New Member

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    Has anyone done a cost analysis on the
    benefits of the EBH versus the cost of the
    electricity it consumes. My electric cost
    here in CA is 12.5 cents per KH.
    Thanks,
    Bud
     
  2. klodhopper

    klodhopper New Member

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    Here's a link to an "install" on a block heater, and the last two paragraphs seem to answer your question. Don't know how much efficiency you'll get out of a block heater where you are at, but I guess anything helps.

    http://www.techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/heatgames/pagetwo.html
     
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