Survey: Do You Bleed Your Radiators Every Year?

Survey: Do You Bleed Your Radiators Every Year?

Kyle Freeman
Oct 8, 2009

Heartbreaking as it is, we're inching up on heating season. So we're thinking about ways to optimize our heating system. We've heard mixed guidance about whether to "bleed" the radiators each year...

Even our heating guy didn't give us a resounding "yes, bleed 'em!". For those of you unfamiliar with the process, bleeding your radiator involves using a little radiator key to turn the valve that's often located at the top of the radiator to release excess water in the system.

So we want to turn this over to the wise Apartment Therapy community. Tell us about your bleeding radiators. Are you convinced that this is a worthwhile, yearly process?

Image: Kyle Freeman

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