These are seemingly similar actions, but they are each used to solve different problems that you may face with your central heating system. To decide whether you should balance or bleed your radiators, check your system against the following statements to give you a better understanding of which process is required.
If your heating system does any of the following, it’s likely that you need to bleed the radiator:
- Rattles, makes excessive noise, or gargles
- Has specific spots or areas of a radiator that will not heat, often near the top of the radiator
If your heating system does any of the following, you’ll be looking to balance your radiators:
- Large difference in room temperatures throughout your house
- Certain radiators failing to heat up
- Long heat-up times for radiators across your home
It’s important to note that an individual radiator can be bled, yet a proper balancing job requires that all radiators are checked and potentially adjusted. We’ll run you through the process to balance your central heating in a simple step-by-step process, so you’ll have your system running it’s best.