I bought a house last summer with oil heat (previously had gas) and
within the past few weeks I've noticed the water heater isnt starting
up on it's own. Usually when I turn on the hot water or run appliances
that use hot water (dishwasher, washing machine) I can hear it rev up
downstairs after a little while to heat up more water as I am using it.
However lately I'll be getting in the shower and the water just stays
cold. If I turn the heat up on the thermostat it will turn on and heat
water, but summer is coming and I don't want to be cranking on the heat
when it's 80 degrees outside to do a load of laundry or take a shower.
It doesn't always do this either, sometimes it works just like it
normally does. What does this mean?? Is my water heater going? Any
help would be appreciated, thanks!