Winter is ahead! Drain your radiator heating system when it is warm & stay warm.
Winter is coming, which means it's time to start thinking about annual radiator maintenance in order to avoid emergencies. With the cooler weather soon ahead, heating units are not in use, which means now is the time for radiator valve replacement. Your radiator worked hard this past winter, which means that it needs proper maintenance to ensure it keeps working as it should.
Radiator Repair and Maintenance From Licensed Heating Professionals
Before the next heating season, it is important to bleed your heating system and your radiators. This ensures that heat can circulate properly throughout the system to heat your entire house properly.
A hydronic heating system is a closed-loop system. During the heating system, the air will separate from the water and will find a place to build up, especially in a top floor. To ensure that it stays in good working condition, you will have to bleed the system. CALL HOERNER AND WE CAN BLEED YOUR SYSTEM.
Some radiators have their own thermostat, which will need to be bled as well. This is done by allowing the system to warm up to circulate the heat throughout. To find out which radiators to bleed, go through them all to ensure they are all roughly the same temperature. Don't burn yourself!
If one of your radiators feels cooler than the others, it might need to be bled.
Most homes have cast iron radiators with fins and a bleeding valve at the top. Most radiator valves can be easily operated by hand, but in some cases, you may need a flat-head screwdriver or a key which the manufacturer would provide. Use a rag or a bowl to catch any excess water that might spill from the radiator. But sometimes you might need a radiator shut off valve replacement. Read more on: Shut off valves and replacement.
When you unscrew the valve, air will leak from the radiator. You should never remove the knob. Only turn it about one quarter in a counter clockwise direction and wait for the hissing to stop. Leave it for a few minutes and then check the pressure on the boiler.
Most heating systems have 12-15 PSI. If the pressure is correct, you can move on to the next radiator.
Get Help With Radiator Repair and Maintenance
With more than 40 years of experience with radiator repair and maintenance, we understand exactly what our clients need.
- Broken radiator valve?
- Leaking radiator?
- Cold spots?
- No heat?
Hoerner Heating & Plumbing to the rescue! We work with homeowners to provide quick, affordable solutions to any radiator problems. Or consider upgrading your system by installing a thermostatic radiator valve or thermostatic remote sensor!
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