I need some input if you don't mind. My house was built 87-88 and the only appliance I have replaced so far is the fridge. When the plumber was in replacing my kitchen faucet this morning, he mentioned that in mid April the price of water heaters is going to probably double because the government is changing some regulations. I looked it up and he is right. Currently it would cost around $1000 to replace my water heater - including installation, and would - from what I have been reading - double in price after the government changes come into force. There is nothing wrong with my current water heater. It heats water just fine, and after an unusual high usage takes under an hour to heat up again. Should I go ahead and replace it now, or just save more money and when it needs replacing then so be it. From everything else I am reading, the cost savings per year to have this new govt regulated supposedly more efficient contraption is negligible. And all I can see, from my brief research, is that more insulation to the heaters will be added. I don't believe in replacing something until it well and truly dead, so am a bit a loose ends. Will I save money now, or just waste it on something that may last me a bit longer? I guess I can say that the reason I hesitate is because I have listened to advice before that turned out to be not so good and still regret the decision. Thank you for your input.
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