How to bleed your radiator

With winter fast approaching, taking care of your home heating system is a top priority. No one wants a cold night with no heat. According to Boiler Juice, many families will find cold spots on their radiator, providing them with less heat than they desperately need during the chilly months.

The easiest way to combat this is by bleeding your radiator. This removes the air in your system, making your heat more efficient and using less fuel to heat your home. While it might seem like a daunting task to undertake, it really isn’t that hard.

First, you’ll need a radiator key or a screwdriver and a cloth or towel. Start by turning on your system and making sure that the valves are switched on. Leave the heating on until it reaches a normal temperature. Next, identify which radiators need bleeding by checking for cold spots along the top of the radiator. Then turn off your system and allow the radiators to cool enough for you to touch them.

Now prepare the area by placing the cloth under the outer edge of the radiator to catch any drips. Insert your key or screwdriver in to the release valve and slowly turn it counter clockwise.

Keep reading in the infographic to find out how to bleed your radiator!