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‘Bleeding’ Radiators

‘Bleeding’ Radiators

If you notice that a radiator isn’t working as well as it should, this could be down to trapped air bubbles in your central heating system and can easily be remedied by ‘bleeding’ the radiator, the process of releasing the trapped air from inside the system. When water is heated and cooled continuously, air bubbles can be created. If air gets stuck inside a radiator, it prevents it from emitting the maximum amount of heat into your room. So it costs you more money, wastes energy and doesn’t heat your bathroom as well as it should.

You should ‘bleed’ all your radiators twice a year to make sure that they heat your rooms as efficiently as possible. If there’s a big difference in temperature between the top and bottom of any of your radiators, then it needs bleeding. Here’s how to go about it:

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  • Turn your heating off.
  • Use your radiator key and insert it into the valve at the top of the radiator and turn it anti-clockwise, by no more than half a turn, to open the valve. (Do not unscrew the nut by more than one complete turn.).
  • Make sure you have a cloth and a bowl ready to catch any excess water that drips out!
  • Turn the key slowly until you hear a hissing sound.
  • As soon as the first drop of water hits your cloth, the radiator has been bled of air.
  • Immediately turn the key clockwise to the closed position.
  • Repeat for all your radiators.

Bleeding your radiators can give your heating a whole new lease of life but, if any of your radiators are still under performing after you’ve followed these simple steps, call a professional to have the system checked out.

A Guide to Towel Heaters and Designer Radiators

A Guide to Towel Heaters and Designer Radiators

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Transform your Bathroom into a Warm & Inviting Space

Transform your Bathroom into a Warm & Inviting Space

With winter approaching now is the perfect time to ensure your bathroom is transformed into a warm and welcoming space. Heated towel rails provide a great way to ensure your bathroom feels cosy and inviting as well as keeping your towels feeling luxuriously warm and dry too. Here is a guide to helping you chooseContinue Reading

A Guide to Bathroom Heating

A Guide to Bathroom Heating

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Ten Ways to Create a Luxury Hotel Bathroom

Ten Ways to Create a Luxury Hotel Bathroom

Creating a luxury hotel look to your bathroom is a great way to create a relaxing sanctuary where you can truly unwind and relax after a long day. Here are ten ways to achieve a luxurious hotel look in your bathroom.Continue Reading

A Guide to Underfloor Heating

A Guide to Underfloor Heating

Walking onto an icy cold floor doesn’t feel very welcoming on those cold winter mornings, so imagine just how warm and inviting your bathroom can feel with underfloor heating. Underfloor heating isn’t just for bathrooms, it can be used anywhere in your house and it’s a very efficient way to heat your home. Before choosingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ultra Modern Bathroom Ideas

Ultra Modern Bathroom Ideas

Make your bathroom look a like no other. We have a host of refreshingly modern styles across our bathroom departments which are bound to keep your bathroom at the cutting edge of fashion.Continue Reading

Crazy Bathroom Facts

Crazy Bathroom Facts

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Spotlight Product – BestBathrooms.com Pick of The Week

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Bathroom Elegance in Three Easy Steps

Bathroom Elegance in Three Easy Steps

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