In this video, Steve the plumber from Aquaheat.org.uk demonstrates how to vent your radiators correctly.
Knowing how to vent your radiators correctly is a useful plumbing skill that is simple to master and can save you having to pay a call out charge for a plumber to rectify a heating problem that can be quickly and easily solved at home. However, if you live in the South West London area and do experience problems with your boiler or heating system, our team of Gas Safe heating engineers and plumbers are just a phone call or email away.
Plumbing Tips – How to Vent a Radiator
If you notice that you have no heating and or water in your heating system and the pressure is low, the first thing to do is to take a quick look your boiler (the one in the video is a Worcester Bosch boiler). If you find that the pressure gauge on the boiler is pointing to “0”. You may have to top up the pressure on your boiler. Before starting, the first thing you should do is turn your heating off.
To top the pressure up on your boiler please take a look at our “How to top up the pressure on a boiler” Video (where you will get a step by step guide on how to do this). Once the pressure on the boiler has been topped up, it is time to vent your radiators.