Living in Glasgow means you know all too well how bad the weather can be. And while having a working boiler is pretty vital – making sure that your radiators are actually warming your house is often overlooked. And that it why it is important to bleed your radiators.
Did you know that an estimated 85% of homes in and around Glasgow have Gas Central Heating Systems rather than electric radiators or other heating methods. And with these kind of heating systems, the regular upkeep of both the boiler and the radiators is incredibly important. Yet it is a task that so many Glasgow home owners overlook.
Knowing how to bleed a radiator is a key step in ensuring that your homes heating system keeps running efficiently.
When should you bleed a radiator?
If you have noticed that your home is a bit colder than it should be, then it is time to bleed the radiators. Inside a radiator, air bubbles can get trapped in the system. This is when you need to bleed your radiator. These air bubbles prevent the water from circulating through your homes radiators and central heating system and this means that the radiators will not run as hot as they should be – AND they can take longer to heat up as well.
This uneven heating across your home can lead to mould and damp in certain rooms.
Over 50% of your homes energy bill goes towards heating the home and hot water. So making sure that the heating system is running effectively is not just smart from a heating point of view – it is smart from a financial point of view.
If you do not know how to bleed a radiator then there are plenty of videos that will show you how to do it online. However if you are uncertain, then it is always best to call in the professionals. And that professional – JSL Heating.
While bleeding a radiator is one of the simpler tasks of maintaining a homes central heating system, having a professional do it for you can help to quickly identify other hidden issues such as leaks in the system or a poorly running boiler that is creating issues with the circulation of the hot water through the radiator system.
So if you want a professional heating engineer to inspect your heating system and bleed your radiators for you – call JSL Heating today.