WINTER PROOFING YOUR HOME– HOW TO BLEED A RADIATOR

There are other things you should do to ensure your home is ready for the cold frosts and cold winds the cold weather bring. One of the best and quickest jobs to check and attend to is guaranteeing your heating is working as difficult as possible for you.

So we’ve created a fast guide on how to quickly and easily bleed your radiators to get rid of any air pockets that might indicate your radiators aren’t doing what they should– keeping you warm and warm!

What you will need

  • A radiator secret (or flat-head screwdriver for more modern-day radiators).
  • A tea towel (to catch any drips).
  • An old bowl (to ensure you don’t get radiator water on your carpet).

7 simple steps to guaranteeing your radiators are warming your home efficiently this winter.

  • Make sure your central heating is switched off prior to beginning to prevent boiling warm water burning you when you bleed the radiator.
  • Place the bowl under the bleed valve (usually on top left/right of the radiator) keeping the tea towel convenient and at arm’s reach.
  • Position the radiator key into the bleed valve. Cover with the tea towel and turn anti clockwise till you can hear air hissing out.
  • Keep turned till water begins to trickle from the valve.
  • Turn clockwise to close the bleed valve again.
  • repeat this process with all the radiators in your home, and remember that flight up, so start with the radiator on the ground floor, furthest from your boiler, and work your way back, ending with the boiler closest to the boiler.
  • Turn the heating back on again and check the radiator is now dispersing its heat equally.


That’s it! Easy!

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