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Do I need to bleed my radiators and how often?

You may not always notice if your radiators are not working efficiently. Do you have cold rooms in your home and you find yourself having to turn up the thermostat more than usual. All radiators require bleeding to remove air that forms periodically during the life of the heating system. Every household needs to bleed their radiators from time to time. This helps to keep the central heating system running as efficiently as possible and as a further advantage it keeps the energy bills down.
Let’s see how the air can get into the heating system.

How can the air get into my heating system?

Air can be introduced into your central heating system in several ways.
First of all, it can occur when new water enters the system from the expansion tank or during any routine maintenance being carried out.
Sometimes the air can pass by a movement of your central heating system pump as it spins and turns.

When should I bleed my radiators?

If you notice that the top section of a radiator remains a lot cooler than the bottom section or in severe cases the entire radiator will stay cold when the heating is on. This is a sign that the radiator needs bleeding.
This problem may be caused by trapped air displacing the hot water that normally heats the radiator. When you bleed your radiator, this air gets released and the hot water is able to flow freely.

If you want one of our plumbers to test your heating system and bleed your radiators, give us a call at 02895 609763.