Keeping your home nice and warm
How To: Bleed a radiator
Your radiator can stop working if it has air in it, making your central heating appear broken. To release this air you need to bleed your radiators. To do this:
Find the valve at the end of the radiator
Carefully turn the valve, using a radiator key. Stop when you hear the air escaping.
When the valve starts to drip, tighten and close it
Check your water pressure
- Find the cold water feed to your boiler
- Locate the small tap on your cold water feed. Carefully turn this, until your boiler pressure indicator increases to read between one and two.
- When it reads between one and two, close the tap
- Check to see if your boiler has started working
Sometimes these two checks is all that is needed to get your central heating working again. So, you should carry these out before contacting an engineer. If however, you are struggling with this and need extra assistance, we will gladly support you. Moreover, if these checks have not resolved your central heating issues, and you are still experiencing problems, then please contact us. We will strive to locate the cause/s, and find the solution.