Ask anyone who lives in China what they can’t live without and I’m sure they’ll all give you a different answer. For some people, it’ll probably be something like fried noodles or pork dumplings, but for me, it’s something a lot closer to home, and a little bit odd. The one thing I can’t live without in China is my tankless water heater.
You’re probably thinking that it’s a pretty ridiculous thing to say that you can’t live without, but I can honestly say that before my water heater got installed I never once enjoyed a good shower. When we had to wait for the tank to heat up, I would have to switch the boiler on at least an hour before I wanted to shower, and that meant that I had to get up extra early if I wanted to shower before work, and I had to wait for an hour when I came in at night. That could be a real pain if I needed to go out urgently, as I had to choose to either just wait and go out later or forgo the shower. Not ideal on a really hot day.
China is pretty dusty too – especially the area where we live. There’s quite a lot of air pollution, and it gets in your hair and on your skin – sometimes when you get in the shower you can see and smell the dirt coming off you. Nobody wants that sitting on them for longer than they need to, so showering pretty regularly is a must.
That’s why I was so delighted when we finally got the tankless water heater. At last, hot water on demand! It was amazing! My life had been revolutionized!
I have to say that we didn’t just buy the first tankless water heater that we saw. I was determined that we were going to get great value for money so I did a whole lot of research into the best tankless water heaters today so that I could find the one that best suited our needs.
Having read through a whole bunch of reviews from experts and previous users, and decided that it would be best to get a gas powered model since our electricity supply can be a little dodgy. Sometimes it cuts off for a few hours, and it would be a real pain if it happened to not be working when I needed to shower. I focused my research on the top tankless gas water heater reviews and narrowed it right down to a couple of different models which I decided would meet our water supply needs. In the end, there was one that stood out from the rest.
Rheem RTGH-95DVLN 9.5 GPM
My final choice was this model from Rheem. Designed to offer an impressive level of performance, this tankless water heater can cope with a huge demand at once, ideal in our house where we often need to have a couple of showers and the dishwasher running at the same time. It may have been an expensive unit, but it was well worth the cost thanks to its amazing capacity to supply hot water on demand. As a condensing unit, it can also help to save money on energy bills, which is excellent news for us, and it is also very good for the environment, being very energy efficient at around 90 to 98%. Despite its amazingly powerful capabilities, it is very compact and thanks to its high flow rate of 9.5 GPM, it is perfect for providing plenty of water. It can also work well in cold climates, which is great since the winters in this part of China can get quite cold. It is freeze protected up to an extremely icy -30 degrees Fahrenheit, so I won’t need to worry when winter comes around.
Since we’ve had the tankless water heater fitted, I’ve enjoyed taking showers as and when I like without having to plan ahead. So much hot water on demand that we never run out, even if we’re all showering at once. It’s been just wonderful! That’s why I just can’t live without my tankless water heater in China!