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How to bleed your radiator

How To: Bleed A Radiator If you've never done it before, bleeding a radiator can be a daunting task. Luckily, we're here to help! Just read our simple step-by-step guide for easy instructions on how to bleed your radiators safely. Why Should You Bleed Your Radiaitors? By removing excess air from your radiators, you can: V Make your central heating system more efficient. V Help your home to heat up quicker. V Save money on your heating bills. V Reduce heating issues such as noisy pipes and boiler breakdowns. How Offen Should You Bleed Your Radiators? You should bleed your radiators every two months, or if you notice any of the following issues: Radiators that take a long time to heat up. V Radiators that heat unevenly (cold at the top and warm at the bottom). Radiators that have cold spots. Cold at the top Hot at the bottom TIP Check your radiators for cold spots once a month, when the central heating is turned on. How To: Bleed A Radiator Before we begin, you'll need: Radiator key or screwdriver (depending on your radiator type) A cloth or a towel Turn on your central heating and make sure that all of your radiator valves are switched on. ON Leave the heating on until it reaches normal temperature. Identify which radiators need to be bled, by checking for cold spots along the top of the radiator. 3 Turn OFF your central heating OFF 4 enough for you to touch them, approach Once the radiators have cooled down the first radiator. Safety Firsit Always check that the water in your central heating system has cooled down before you attempt to bleed your radiators. Prepare the area by placing a cloth or towel directly under the outer edge of the radiator to catch any water that drips down. Insert the radiator key or screwdriver into the pressure release valve (this is usually found in the top right hand corner of the HISS radiator) and slowly turn it anti-clockwise. You may hear a hissing sound when you do this - this is the air escaping from the radiator. Once water starts to leak out of the valve, quickly turn the screwdriver or radiator key clockwise to close the valve. 8. Repeat this process on all radiators that need bleeding. 9. Once you have bled all of the radiators, check the pressure in your boiler to make sure that it is not below the level recommended in your boiler manual. bar If required, repressurise your boiler according to the manufacturer's instructions. 10 Turn your central heating on and check that all of your radiators are working correctly. ON WARNING: After you have completed this process you should check for leaks and tighten any dripping valves. If bleeding your radiators does not resolve your heating issues, contact a trained OFTEC engineer for help. Boiler Copyright пин 2)

How to bleed your radiator

shared by seanandco on Oct 31
As the winter draws in and the days get colder, your radiator will need bleeding. In celebration of National Radiator Day, BoilerJuice, a online company that supplies domestic heating oil, has put tog...




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