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.