Originally Posted by Joker
If you leave it plugged in for 1/2 the time during a year, at 750 watts at 14 cents per kwh, that's over $400 per year for electricity. I'd unplug it unless its cold. Even then, maybe keep it unplugged unless you plan on using it and then plug it in a few hours before you go.
With proper anti-freeze I can't see a reason to ever plug it in unless you wanted to start a cold engine below around 25 degrees or so. That was the rule-of-thumb for the trucking outfits I drove for, anyhow.
I DID get it taken care of BTW.... The breaker under the bed was tripped in addition to the breaker on a six-outlet power strip I'd plugged into that outlet. Didn't even know the 6 way strip had a breaker in it!!