A typical block heater uses about 200 watts, which is a decent amount, just a little more than a refrigerator. The reason I say they don’t use that much electricity, however, is that most of the time people only use block heaters during the winter, and only for hours at a time. Refrigerators are on 24/7. Another thing to think about, is that by using your block heater, you are also helping to improve your gas mileage with starting your car when it’s already warm, which in turn offsets some of that energy used by the block heater in the first place.
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