29 Jan 2020
"How do you bleed radiators?"
A simple guide to do it yourself
Wondering how to fix your radiators yourself? Great! Not only have you come to the right place, you're about to discover it's actually really easy to do on your own.
Warning signs and knowing when it's due:
If you find that a room in your house isn’t as warm as it used to be or maybe you’ve noticed that a radiator isn’t completely heating up, it might be time to bleed your radiator.
Also, listen for noise. When air builds up, radiators start to clang and become noisy.
Ideally, you’d be bleeding them annually. However, many of us put if off and only end up doing it when it’s needed. So how we do bleed a radiator when the time comes?
What you'll need:
- Radiator key (or a screwdriver in a pinch)
- Old towel
- Small bucket or wash bowl
How to bleed a radiator:
Even if you’re not the handiest around the house, it’s not very difficult to bleed a radiator.
First of all, you’ll need to go and find your radiator key – you were definitely given one when the radiators where installed (so start checking that mysterious junk drawer in your kitchen).
In case you can’t find it, fear not! You can pick one up on the cheap in any hardware shop or simply use a screwdriver.
Bleeding a radiator in 4 easy steps:
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