A large portion of homes and commercial premises in the UK have gas central heating installed, which uses water filled radiators to heat areas. Therefore, this makes radiator maintenance an essential part of property upkeep, which may involve bleeding your radiators.
As specialists, we’re here to give you the lowdown on why and when you should bleed your radiators to ensure they are functioning at their full capacity. Here’s a few things to look out for when going to bleed your radiator:
When your radiators make strange noises, it may be because there is air in the pipes and radiators. Be particularly aware of a gurgling noise. They are a sign of air bubbles in your radiators – when in fact your radiators are not supposed to contain any air, only water.
If your radiators are only heating up at the bottom, this is one of the most common signs that your radiator needs bleeding. It means that air has been collecting inside the radiator and has accumulated at the top. This needs to be removed, before the whole radiator stops working altogether.
Another sign that your radiator needs bleeding is if you notice and dampness or condensation on or around the radiator. This is a sure indicator that your radiator isn’t heating up properly.
In a nutshell, this is what you need to do:
If you suspect you have an issue with your heating and want some friendly and professional advice, contact 24|7 Home Rescue TODAY! We’ll be happy to advise you on any aspect of your central heating system.