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The One Thing I Can’t Live Without In China

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.

Food on the table

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

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!


The Best Hair Dryers Ever

The quality of your hair has a lot to do with the hair dryer you’ve been using. You might think yours is fine, but if you try some from this list, you’ll discover how much better your hair looks and feels and reduced frizz will amaze you!

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000

This is an award-winning hair dryer designed by the Harry Josh who is a stylist of celebrities. Its price of $300 is totally justified as it has pretty amazing features. It’s powered by 1,875 watts and is equipped with the option to use nonionic and ionic heat. Choosing among these types of heat depends on how you wish to style your hair. If you would like your hair to be more voluminous, you may use nonionic heat, whereas you can achieve smooth and shiny hair by using ionic heat. Another great feature is how compact it is you can use it for traveling and have a great hairstyle wherever you go!

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i

This one is Jen Atkin’s favorite tool when she’s hairstyling celebs like Kardashians, Chrissy Teigen or Jessica Alba. This powerful hairdryer won two awards in 2013 — a Breakthrough award and Best of Beauty award. It is so powerful that it can dry your hair in minutes but it doesn’t damage it! Hairstylists say it makes your hair healthier that when you dry it naturally. It makes hair look sleeker compared to drying it with a regular one.

DevaCurl Dryer & Devafuser

This is an ionic dryer, designed specifically for girls with curly hair. It is great for reducing frizz. This diffuser that has a weird shape of a hand is an attachment that makes this dryer really special — it directs the heat through 50 vents in such a way that creates a great hairstyle!

Conair Infiniti Pro 1875 Watt Salon Performance Dryer

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i

This one is most affordable compared to other ionic hair dryers, and it provides the same quality. Your hair will be quickly dried without being signed as it’s equipped with an AC motor.

Sedu Icon Privé Blow Dryer

This is a high-end hair dryer that costs a lot $700. It’s the equipment of professional hair stylists that has 2,300 watts and offers ionic heating. This is an investment for a long-term use as the motor in the dryer is very durable and of high quality. The drying time is short and the hair afterwards feels smooth. This dryer is also eco friendly, cutting the electricity use up to 70%! It is compact and light so you can take it anywhere you go.

Solano Supersolano 3500 lite 1800 Watt Professional Dryer

Solano Supersolano 3500 lite 1800 Watt Professional Dryer

This beautifully designed hair dryer is, aside from its elegant look, an extremely light tool that is a Nathaniel Hawkins’ favorite. It is ceramic and uses infrared heat, which significantly shortens drying time.

Coolway Go Pro Dryer

If you have heat-damaged hair, this is a perfect hairdryer for you. It’s specifically designed to use less heat while drying your hair fast. It’s equipped with an AC motor, running on 1,875 watts. The highest temperature of heat it produces is 299 degrees, thus drying your hair without damaging it and reduces frizz at the same time.

Chi Touch 2 Touch Screen Hair Dryer

Chi Touch 2 Touch Screen Hair Dryer

This is an incredible high-tech hair dryer that offers controlling the temperature, speed and the amount of ionic production by using the touch screen. In addition to that, compared to other hair dryers, this tool has an advanced generator of ion, which increases the production of ions three times! This technological innovation eliminates frizz of course.

Paul Mitchell Neuro Dry

The design of this hair dryer is very conspicuous and offers LED panel showing temperature and other settings. What’s most impressive is the speed of drying hair. It was tested by women with different types of hair. One girl managed to dry average-thick hair in just over five minutes! The dryer is protected by rubber, making it damage-proof in case of dropping.

Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Blow-Dryer

The dryer is ceramic, powered by 2,000 watts. The heat it generates is far-infrared. It can penetrate strands of hair and dry it quickly and efficiently. It’s easy and comfortable to use thanks to a great design of its handle. You can trust it’s one of the best dryers ever as it’s the favorite tool of Adir Abergel the hairstylist of Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger and Reese Witherspoon, and their top red-carpet hairstyles.