Heating and gas services are vital to the health and comfort of our homes. Functional radiators warm your property and ensure that no corner of your place is left damp. Therefore, careful upkeep of your boiler and your radiators is essential to make sure your home is running smoothly.
Bleeding a radiator is a necessity when air is trapped inside. Trapped air stops warm water from flowing around your radiator, meaning it can’t perform correctly. You might find your radiators cold to the touch at the top, yet lukewarm at the bottom.
Your central heating system isn’t working as efficiently as possible if your radiators aren’t in top shape, meaning your rooms will take longer to warm up and you’ll need to spend more on heating bills. Bleeding your radiator is also the first step you should take if you’re hearing unusual gurgling, clanking or banging noises.
Knowing when to bleed a radiator is all well and good, but it can seem like a daunting task if you have no experience! Here is a handy guide that will walk you through how to bleed a radiator. All you’ll need is a radiator key or a flathead screwdriver, and a towel.