In typical British fashion, last year, when the nation was confined to their homes, the weather in May was scorching. Fast forward 12 months, and with the reopening of pubs, restaurants, and sporting events in an outdoor setting, of course, the weather has taken a distinct turn for the worse.

In fact, after an unseasonably dry April, Britain is set to be hit by storms and battered by rainfall this month, with temperatures “apparently” set to rise before conditions worsen and a cold snap descends upon us.

Not the best news for both businesses and homeowners who are looking to throw a whole host of festivities as the UK says goodbye to even more restrictions.

Fortunately, if you are worried about your guests or attendees feeling the chill at your planned event, there is a simple solution to your problem.

Event heating

Whether you are looking for heating solutions for an outdoor corporate day, a festival, or a wedding, event heating is exactly what you need to keep your guests comfortable, whatever the weather.

How to choose the right event heater for your next event

Before you rent a heater for your next outdoor event, you need to first consider the below factors:

Ambient temperature

You will have different heating needs depending on whether your event is in the day or the night. Furthermore, if your event is being held underneath a marquee where guests will be protected from the elements, you may not need as powerful a heater as if everyone were out in the open.

Although it can be difficult with unpredictable British weather, considering the average temperature during your event’s time frame can help you pick the right event heater.

Event heating is usually indirect, oil fired heating that delivers large volumes of clean, dry warm air.

Type of heater

There are several different types of portable heaters that are ideal for use outdoors and placed within a marquee. These include:

  • Indirect Oil Fired Heaters
  • Oil radiators
  • Electric fan heaters
  • Halogen Heaters
  • Infrared Heaters

If you want to use electric heaters, you need to check your site for electrical outlets and hire or purchase any extension cords that you may need. Remember that cords can be a tripping hazard, so you will need to plan where to place these accordingly. It’s a good idea to thoroughly warm up your marquee the day before the event and test out your heating system. The area should be warm before your event begins.

Safety features

The safety of your guests is a priority and choosing a supplier who is experienced in supplying heating for marquees and tents is really important.  Deploying portable heating to warm a large space, safely,  is no mean feat.  For example you must never use a direct-fired oil or gas heater because of the risk of fire. And if using a halogen or infra red heater always use with a fan to make the warm air flow around the space.   

If you would like help picking a heater for your next event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team here today.

New Look website for Cool Services of Shrewsbury

Cool Services based on Shrewsbury has taken the opportunity of lockdown to design a new website.  Detailing the installation and maintenance services they provide for Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation the site has a new fresh look and reflects the new corporate identity that the company adopted in 2019.

 The site is easy to navigate and includes new features to help customers who are perhaps new to air conditioning and refrigeration. Visitors to the site can use the new Air Conditioning calculator tool and will find the Frequently Asked Questions a useful new addition.  

“How much does it cost to install air conditioning? is the most common question that people ask me”, said Group Operations Manager Scott Ravenscroft “now I can direct customers to the new, easy to use Air Conditioning calculator on our website”.  He continued, “users can get a good idea of the cost of an installed system for their specific size and type of room from the calculator – it will also provide options for different systems, to suit different needs”.

The site also includes a section dedicated to the company’s Hire business, where portable cooling, heating and drying can be found.  “We have been busy supplying portable air conditioning equipment to hospitals and portable heating to pubs and breweries who are building more outdoor spaces” said Simon Wharton Cool Services’ Hire division manager.  He added  “we have been incredibly busy keeping clients both warm and cool!”. 

It has been a very difficult time for many businesses, and the company has worked hard to be flexible and support customers during lockdown. However, since air conditioning is regulated and must be regularly serviced; Cool Services engineers have continued to carry out maintenance visits. “We went to great lengths to reassure customers about our Covid secure practices and were extra vigilant when working in our customers premises” commented Scott. “Our focus was to keep our client’s safe and their systems compliant with the regulations.“

As lock down eases, we hope more businesses can return to normal and our new website will be there to help all our customers in better times.