I was just wondering if you know the wattage of the standard block heater installed in an Oldsmobile 88/1998. I have to pay to plug it in in the winter, and I'm trying to figure out how much electricity it uses. I've tried looking in the manual etc, but cannot find that specification. I've noticed most of them are 700watts but not all. My LL claims that it costs him 5.00 a day for me to plug in my car for about 4 hours, but I'm not sure if I believe that. After I find out how much electricity it uses (I've considered getting a multimeter but the heater isn't thee only thing running on that line); I can contact thee electric company and go from there. I live in the tundra, so I have to plug it in at least four hours before I start it most days. I have a timer set up so that it only runs for four hours a day.
I'm just afraid he's going to try and charge me an extra 100.00 a month through winter just so I can use my vehicle. Is there any way you could provide me with an estimate of what it would cost to plug in a vehicle for four hours a day about 15 days a month? Any help you could provide me with regarding this matter would be most appreciated.
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 AT 5:50 PM