How To Bleed A Radiator
Ensuring your radiator is functioning properly is crucial for a comfortable home. If your radiator isn't getting warm all the way to the top, or if it makes clucking, rattling, or gurgling noises when you turn the heating on, air could be trapped and it needs to be let out. Bleeding a radiator makes your radiators more effective because the warm water can circulate properly.
Essential Tools & Equipment
Step 1: Turn Off The Heating
- Make sure that your heating is switched off. If the heating has recently been on and the radiators are warm, wait for them to cool down.
Step 2: Locate The Radiator Bleed Valve
- Find your radiator bleed valve. These are usually located at the top corner of your radiators.
Step 3: Open The Valve
- Slowly turn the key anti-clockwise to open the valve and release any air.
Step 4: Close The Valve
- When the hissing stops and water begins to escape, turn the key clockwise to close the valve again.
Step 5: Turn On The Heating
- Next time you turn the heating on, your radiator should warm up nicely.