How To Bleed Your Radiator...


Hinchliffe Heating is a family owned and run business and we know how inconvenient a boiler breakdown can be. Don't be stuck with cold water, a cold home or faulty heating that could be a danger to you and your family. We can give you comprehensive advice over the phone and offer a fast call out service across Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford.

We're here to help, but we're happy for you to take control if you know how. We've put together this guide to show you the best way of draining your system if you have an emergency leak. 


If your radiator feels cold at the top and warm at the bottom, you should:


1. Turn the central heating off at the main controls

2. Locate the bleed valve on your radiator which can be found on the side of the radiator

3. Protect the area around the radiator with a cloth or bucket

4. Get your bleed key. You will usually get one with your radiator. These can also be purchased at most DIY stores

5. Insert the bleed key into the valve and turn in an anti-clockwise direction until you can hear a hissing sound. This is the air being released from the radiator

6. When water begins to be released from the valve, all the air has successfully been released

WARNING: Water is most likely to be scolding hot!

7. You should now turn the valve in a clockwise direction to tighten it back up

8. Use an old cloth to clean up any spillages

9. Remember to top up the pressure if needed.

 You should have successfully bled your radiator now and can turn the central heating back on!


Remember, our engineers specialise boiler repair services, boiler installations and annual heating services in the Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield areas. if you need any assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch.