are large devices usually installed on the walls that work as thermal heat
exchangers. They are basically heaters to keep the space warm as they emit
warm/hot air when turned on. Radiators are of great use in the UK winters, they
are compulsory and essential for every building, be it commercial or
residential. They make the winters bearable and somewhat warm enough to keep
us alive. Now, we wouldn’t want to freeze to death if our radiators stop
working, would we? So we shall discuss the quick check up and rectify in 5
Radiator Problem Indications:
alarming situation to look after is when you turn your heating on but the upper
part of the radiator feels cool while the bottom feels hot. And obviously, the
radiator is not working. The underlying problem is cool air trapped inside the
radiator which has to get out in order getting the radiator working again; this
process is commonly called ‘bleeding the radiator.’
to Bleed a Radiator:
After diagnosing your radiator, the
second immediate thing to do is turn off your heating system so you can
thoroughly look up and fix the hitch.
Get your radiator key or buy one from any hardware store. Also, don’t forget
to quickly grab a towel.
There is a ‘bleed valve’ originated on top of either side of the radiator to
which the radiator key is fit and rotated anti-clockwise. A hissing sound
audible to the ears would be the first signal of opening of the valve after
which warm splurge of water and air (which might be black and sludgy) will pour
out. Wipe it continuously so it doesn’t ruin the floor or carpet.
When transparent water starts pouring
out, turn the key clockwise and close the bleed valve. Now your radiator is as
good as new!
Check the pressure of heating system.
When air is withdrawn, the overall pressure of the boiler and system drops
which can lead to deficient heating of the radiators on the top floor of your
house. So don’t forget to re-set the normal pressure (12-15 psi) to keep up all
the radiators running.
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