With the temperature falling, you may have turned on the heating in your house and you find that one of your hot-water radiators is cold. If only one of the radiators aren’t generating heat while the rest of the system is working, the problem may be trapped air inside the radiator. Not to worry, this is a common issue with hot-water heating.
Before calling a plumber, you can try to bleed the radiator. It’s a simple process and you only need a few items easily found at home.
Bleeding a radiator means releasing air that has become trapped inside your heating system.
Releasing this air will help you to heat your home more effectively and reduce your energy bills.
If you can hear pipes banging or radiators gurgling, this is usually a sign that you should bleed your radiator.
Set aside about 20 minutes to complete this, if you have more then one radiator to do plan for the extra time.
Before you start you will need to the following items:
Here’s a step-by-step guide for you to follow:
Radiators often go untouched for long periods of time, so dust and grime can accumulate without us noticing. This dust can be a health risk if it is left for too long, make sure to have a regular cleaning routine.
To avoid damage to your central heating system and keep your heating costs down, cleaning and bleeding your radiators is essential! It is simple and very easy to maintain them regularly without having to call in a plumber. Happy heating!