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    How warm(cold) is water in homes with no water heater?

    I understand that many homes in Aruba have no hot water heaters because of the warm climate. How warm or cold is the water without the water heater?

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    Luke warm. OK to take a shower. If yo want cold drinking water you need to put a container in the fridge

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    In our time share, if you run the 'cold' water, you get water that's slightly below body temp.

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    one year we stayed post timeshare at an apartment place near Lings and it had no hot water.
    we were able to tolerate the "cold" water (which was as andy says below body temp), but it made for long showers rather unpleasant.

    many homes/residences in aruba have water storage for their hot water and it is in a tank on roof or beside the house...heated by the sun.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    In our time share, if you run the 'cold' water, you get water that's slightly below body temp.

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    Expect 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    Interesting! The kind of thing we'd never think about in the Northeast!

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    We find it is best to take a shower in the middle of the day.....We usually spend the morning at the beach and then come home to shower and have lunch. Water is usually the warmest at this time!

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    As for question of hot water. . . I had a hot water tank (10 gal. electric) installed this past January after 5 years with no hot water. Got by then due to only being here on vacation. Now that I am here full time, it was time to get hot water in the showers and bathrooms. I do have a dishwasher that makes it own hot water but it is now nice to have it in all the showers and sinks. . . . And it is not that costly to have a electric hot water tank. . . . .

    Tom and Stanley (the Aruba Guys)

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    Interesting. Thanks for the replies.

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    FYI - if you are planning to purchase a property that will eventually be used for short term rental, you need a hot water heater. Renters will assume you have hot water and complain about your property if they have lukewarm showers. Additionally, most rental properties do provide hot water for this reason, so you'll have a difficult time to compete the rental marketplace unless you have it. Hope that helps.

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