Is your home cold? You might need to bleed your radiator but how do you do it?

How to bleed a radiator is common question among Britons attempting DIY in the winter. Bleeding a radiator removes excess gas from the system. It helps to keep your central heating running properly and keep your come cosy. Mark Ronald, Lead Engineer at Hometree, told Express.co.uk how to bleed a radiator like an expert.

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How to bleed a radiator: Expert steps and instructions

How to bleed a radiator

Mark 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.

“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.”

Steps to bleed a radiator

To bleed your radiator correctly, you need to follow a few simple steps:

Turn off your central heating. This will prevent you from burning yourself and will stop your floor from being soaked with excess water.

Find the release value. It's generally located on the top or on the side of the radiator and is identifiable by the groove that will match that of the radiator key.

Bleeding a raditor and an elderly womanHow to bleed a radiator: Expert steps and instructions (Image: GETTY)

A man doing DIY on his radiatorHow to bleed a radiator: To bleed your radiator correctly, you need to follow a few simple steps (Image: GETTY)

Twist the key anti-clockwise,

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