Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#242992 - 07/16/07 03:33 PM Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater
sakurasan Offline
I was hoping I could get some advice on choosing a hot water heater - type and capacity (how many gallons). We are a family of 2 adults and 1 toddler, looking to add a hot water heater so that we can warm up the shower/bath water as needed, and have hot water for dishes and some laundry loads. We also have 1 or 2 visitors here every so often so I'd like to get enough capacity to cover their needs too. I also have no clue about whether to go with electric or gas. How much electric does the thing actually use? Is gas really worth it? Any suggestions/helpful hints would be so much appreciated!!

Top
#243018 - 07/16/07 08:53 PM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: sakurasan]
catdance62 Offline
The ön-demand"hot water heaters are great! They cost a little more initially, but it sure does pay for itself in the long run.

Top
#243024 - 07/16/07 10:21 PM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: catdance62]
sakurasan Offline
hmmm could you elaborate on "on demand"? Is that what I would ask 4 in the store; what's the diff btwn that and a regular one? are the readily available here in belize? thxx so much for the input! oh any suggestion on the capcity? I was thinking of 12-20 gal would be sufficient for what we need.

Top
#243028 - 07/17/07 12:01 AM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: sakurasan]
H20dog Offline
The hot water heater is tankless. It plugs into a wall socket and heats the water with electricity instantly.


Edited by H20dog (07/17/07 01:18 AM)

Top
#243041 - 07/17/07 05:45 AM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: H20dog]
dabunk Offline
They also make tankless water heaters that run on butane. Much cheaper to operate and some require no electricity at all. they sell them in spanish Lookout.

Top
#243356 - 07/22/07 01:02 PM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: dabunk]
cakelee Offline
A salesman approached me last month about appliances and gave me his business card. He is a Kenmore dealer (Sears brand), so he may have hot water heaters as well. You'll have to research his credentials yourself as I have no knowledge of this company, but I thought I would pass on the info. Good luck.

MDI Ltd.
Donald Edwards
Placencia
670-0295
donald@mdiltd.net
_________________________
www.miramarvillas.net

Top
#243421 - 07/23/07 02:13 AM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: cakelee]
cayegirl Offline
Tankless is the way to go. Otherwise, you will be replacing that hot water tank every 2-3 years as the bottom rusts out!

Top
#243424 - 07/23/07 03:27 AM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: cayegirl]
ScubaLdy Offline
I installed a tank less – on demand system in California five years ago. It was amazing. Here I have a solar system that gets the water really hot.
_________________________
Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

Top
#243570 - 07/25/07 03:22 PM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: ScubaLdy]
silkpainter Offline
We have the Tiny Titan that you can get at Loews hardware in the U.S. It is in a plastic case, so it never rusts and in 12 years we've only had to replace the heating element and thermostat once. It is an on demand water heater, electric, and serves the whole upstairs of our building which has 8 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3 kitchens. Its about a 1 foot cube.
_________________________
-Lee Vanderwalker-Alamina
http://www.caribbean-colors.com
http://www.caribbean-colors.blogspot.com

Top
#243596 - 07/25/07 06:30 PM Re: Advice on Choosing a Hot Water Heater [Re: silkpainter]
TrueLover Offline
If you back flush them from time to time they last much longer. Sediment on the bottom causes over heating, wasted energy, and rusting.
_________________________
Writer claims no authority, worthwhile knowledge of any kind, and didn't make love to that woman.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil’ Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
3 registered (Debbie and Curtis, 2 invisible), 55 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,676 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,062 Topics
462,318 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.