Water heaters are the type of thing you don't really think much about until yours goes out and you suddenly need a new one immediately. They are also the type of thing that I really don't like spending money on, but this product is the best of something you don't want to have to buy. The main advantage of this products over others is its energy efficiency. It actually did reduce my utility bills compared with my old water heater. For a water heater, it is also very attractive looking, and looks nice in my garage. It was installed quickly and easy by the delivery people, and I haven't had any trouble with functionality so far, in the few months that I've had it. It was a little more expensive than the basic model, but worth it!