Do I need to bleed my hot water baseboard heater? Do I need to bleed my hot water baseboard heater?
Yes, you need to bleed your hot water baseboard heater, in order for it to work effectively. Bleeding should be done regularly, to ensure the optimal operation of the device. Pockets of air get trapped inside the system, making the baseboard make loud noises while heating. This could be annoying, and potentially bad for the system, since it will not be working effectively. It is best to do this at the start or during winter, since you will need to turn up the heat of the baseboard heater in order to bleed it. There is a bleed valve that you can access in order to release the air, and you don’t need a plumber to do this simple task.