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How much does it cost YOU to plug in your truck this winter?

Just kind of curious as to what kind of money we all 'waste' on plugging in our trucks!

Heres mine:

800w (block heater) + 2x 80w (battery warmers) + 75w (oil heater)

For a total of 1035w @ 14.94c/kwh so im looking at $.1546 every hour the truck is plugged in...

15c/hr x 6hrs = $.90 a day

$.90/day x 120 days = $108 for the winter


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I dont waste any i havent plugged in my truck for a while now but if i did then it wouldnt be a waste would it it would just be like running an outside heater for your self for the mornings right.?

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nah, i try to avoid the cold!

I run propane heat out in the toy shed, costs way too much to run anything that uses electricity lol

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wow looks spendy

maybe i need the lesson here. 1kw an hour is alot

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Just kind of curious as to what kind of money we all 'waste' on plugging in our trucks!

Heres mine:

800w (block heater) + 2x 80w (battery warmers) + 75w (oil heater)

For a total of 1035w @ $14.94/kwh so im looking at $15.46 every hour the truck is plugged in...
no way your electric bill would be like $3000 a month...if your looking at your bill it in 14.94 cents a kwh which rounds out to being on an 8 hr day $1.26 around $450 a yr if you plug it in every night i really dont considerate a waste when i can go out and fire up my truck and leave with out having to wait for it to heat up:thumbsup

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sorry, i fixed it, the decimal jumped a few spaces! lol

I didnt really mean it was a waste... its just what i hear from everyone around here, whining and crying that it costs all kinds of money to plug in their vehicle...

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$108 isn't too bad. You'd spend more than that in fuel warming it up every day.

If you want to cut back on your electric bill, just set it on a timer so it turns on a few hours before you get up.

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Im usually up till around midnight so i turn it on before i go to sleep, depending on how cold it is outside, it needs that 6 hours before i get up!

block heaters, battery warmers and an oil heater arent very effective @ -50c or below especially with any wind!

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you can always get i timmer and have it start a couple hrs before you start. I also use a heat pad on the oil pan.

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like i said above, im not concerned about it. For most of the winter it NEEDS to be powered up for that long to get up to temp, for the fall and spring when it only needs an hour or 2 ill either leave it go for 6hrs till i get up or turn it on first thing when i get up.

For $100 to plug it in all winter ill leave it plugged in!


Nobody else going to add up what it costs them?

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I plug it in a few times during the winter. Maybe a couple dollars?
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