Do I need to bleed my radiators?


A lot of home and commercial premises within the UK have gas central heating installed, which uses water filled radiators to heat rooms. This makes radiators maintenance an essential part of property upkeep, which may involve bleeding your radiators.

As Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a heating and plumbing specialists we’re here to give you the correct information on why and when you should bleed your radiators. To ensure your radiators are functioning at their optimum capacity and are also more energy efficient too.

The process of bleeding your radiators is fairly straightforward, as the air can be released from the radiators with a special radiator key that can be bought from most DIY shops. This key is used to open the air valve at the top of the radiator to expel the air from within, so the water fills right to the top.

However, this isn’t a process that should need to be done very often and should only be carried out if you have identified a cold spot in a radiator. The radiator system is designed to be airtight, thus air shouldn’t be able to get in easily. However, it doesn’t do any harm to check your radiators every few months to ensure you spot any air pockets early.

Naturally, if you find you have to regularly bleed your radiators when the heating is on, then this could be an indication of an underlying problem, such as a leak s in the system or a problem with the water pressure in your boiler. This is when it’s time to seek professional advice. Contact a professional plumber, who can help to identify why and where the air keeps getting in the system and can ensure it gets repaired so your heating is operating on all cylinders again.

If you suspect you have an issue with your heating and want some friendly and professional advice, then contact Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing bromley company today. We’ll be happy to advise you on any aspect of your central heating system.

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