Originally Posted by bakechef
I predict that our water heater is next. Part of me just wants to replace it now so that I don't have to deal with an emergency.
I think that is a wise approach.
You can shop for a good deal and have it done at your convenience.
The new one will most likely be more energy efficient than the old one!
The time, money and aggravation you save will more than offset any loss on the remaining useful life of the old one.