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Radiators

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Routine Care Task

Bleed radiators and inspect valves

Priority

Bleeding air out of the radiators improves energy efficiency.

Timing: 

October (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Radiators are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Radiators.

How To

radiators care The bleeder valve for each radiator is located near the top. Place a cup underneath it to catch water drips and open the valve until water begins to come
out. Once all the air is out, close the valve.

Check around the radiator and valves for any water leaks.

Clean dust off of the radiator, since a layer of dust will act as heat insulation.

And make sure the radiators are not blocked by drapes or furniture.

Helpful Accessories

Radiator Fin Comb
Radiator Fin Comb

Straightens fins of ac/heating systems

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Heat Barrier
Heat Barrier

Protects from the damaging effects of radiant heat

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Cordless Dustbuster - Vacuum Cleaner
Cordless Dustbuster - Vacuum Cleaner

Powerful suction capability for air filters

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Benefits

  • Energy Savings
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Maintaining Value
  • Health & Safety

The benefits of this task are high, in that it enables the energy efficient operation of your radiator heating system.

Costs

The cost of this task is low from an investment of time standpoint. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of radiators in your home. The task is relatively easy to do, once you have done it the first time. No specialized tools are required.

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