Chances are if you live here in Germany you have an old heating system. Some houses are pretty modern but others… eh, not so much. If you do happen to have that old heating system, (This guy) you might end up with a radiator or two that doesn’t seem to heat. Before you go calling the handyman and incurring 50 Euro worth of work, try this one simple trick. You radiators probably aren’t working because they have been off all summer. Sometimes on those old radiators the valve gets stuck. Here is a simple method to check and get those valves open.
Step 1: Locate faulty radiator!
Step 2: Remove radiator handle
Step 3: Push (hard) on valve. Don’t bend it!
Step 4: Reassemble and set on highest setting
Thats it, you’re all done! I did this with my cold radiators when we moved into this place and they warmed right back up. Did you have to do something like this in your rental? Let us know in the comments below.