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Bleed heaters - but how?Why ask an expert for advice, if you can do some work in your own home but also "on your own"? If suddenly loud or bubbling noises from the heating can be heard, and if it is suddenly no longer really warm in the premises, action is indeed needed.
The heaters vent itself, however, is already done within a few minutes.
But after that you can be sure that the apartment from the living room to the bathroom will finally be cozy and welcoming again. But it is important to vent the heaters in certain, repeated intervals.
With only two, three handles can often accomplish a lot
Before a heater can be vented, a so-called vent key must be produced. Both in the sanitary shop, the plumber, as well as in the well-stocked retailers or in the hardware store, such a utensil is already available for small money. Incidentally, this is not a special tool, but it is a common tool that in
no household should be missing.
In addition, a small bowl or cup and a dry cloth should not be missing. If now all the required items are at hand, it is "to work". Before venting, the heater must be turned up to the stop and then the valve must be opened.
Tip: the valve
For classic appliances, this is usually on the opposite side of the heating thermostat.
... soon a pleasant warmth flows through the house
It is opened slowly and carefully with the vent key. But only until you hear a faint hissing sound (an unmistakable sign that the air is escaping). The valve should remain open until no more air escapes and no more water trickles into the container. By the way, this can get very hot and even squirt out at the beginning, so that you need a sure instinct.
If there is no more air and no hissing sound is heard, the valve can be closed again and the excess water removed with the cloth.