No, leaving the engine pre-heater on longer than recommended only results in unnecessary energy consumption
Engine pre-heaters should not be used at temperatures above +10 °C.
Using an engine pre-heater is a simple way to minimise negative environmental effects. A preheated engine consumes less fuel than a cold one and also produces a smaller amount of exhaust emissions. During short journeys, especially, there is a big difference between driving away with a cold and a hot engine.
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