Energy Saving Tips

Bleeding your Radiators

 

It is important that your radiators are running efficiently, as air inside can cause hot water to fill the radiators poorly and can end up costing you more money on heating

 

Before you start, have your heating on to check for cool spots near the tops of your radiators. If you find this, then your radiator will need bleeding

 

  • Turn OFF the heating and allow the radiators to cool. Check the pressure on your boiler and make a note of it
  • Make sure you have a towel, as a little water may release when the air is leaving
  • Put a bleed key into the radiator valve on the side. Turn this ANTI-CLOCKWISE to release the air. You will hear a hissing noise
  • Put a towel near the valve to catch escaping water. When the pressure is slowing, turn the valve CLOCKWISE to close it
  • Check the pressure on your boiler to see if it has changed. This will need to be topped up if there has been a drop
  • Put your heating on to check your radiators

Never bleed your radiators when they are hot, as this may cause serious injury due to escaping water from the radiator

Other tips to keep in mind:

 

  • Use a programmable room thermostat to keep your heating consistent. Set your heating to come on and off when you want
  • Set your heating at comfortable low and high temperatures. A thermostat will make sure your heating drops or exceeds your highest temperature
  • Use TRV's to help regulate room temperatures and will turn off when your desired temperature is reached 
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