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Property: Expert shares simple hack to bleed a radiator and heat up home


With the days getting colder, many homeowners will want to do all they can to keep their property warm. If a radiator is not bled, it can cause problems with the heating.

While bleeding radiators may seem like a daunting task, it does not need to take a lot of effort.

Homeowners do not need a lot of equipment to do so and can complete the task by mostly using household products.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, lead engineer at Hometree Mark Ronald shared his tips.

How to bleed radiator

He said: “To bleed a radiator, all you’ll need is a selection of household items to start, such as a dry cloth and a large bowl.

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“The only specialist piece of kit that is required is a radiator key, a small and cheap appliance that is available at most DIY stores for around £2.”

Once homeowners have all the equipment to hand, there are a few simple steps they can follow.

Firstly, those completing the task should turn off their central heating and put down a cloth and bowl to soak up water that comes out of the radiator.

The radiator can take around one hour to cool down completely.

After this is done, Britons can turn their central heating back on.

The expert revealed it is important to check the pressure of the boiler once completing the task.

Mark added: “After this, it is prudent to check the pressure gauge on your boiler as the process of bleeding radiators can cause pressure to drop.

“If this is the case, you can ‘top up’ the pressure via the filling loop located on your boiler.”



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