Blog8 December 2023

Heating tips for your holiday parties

Planning an event during cold weather comes with the added challenge of keeping guests comfortable. Providing sufficient heating should be a top priority when hosting gatherings in temporary structures like marquees or tents. With over 50 years of expertise supplying heating for events of all sizes, here is some useful guidance on choosing and operating heaters to create warm environments.

When setting up a marquee or tent for wintertime celebrations, the size and layout will determine the best heating approach. Indirect oil-fired heaters can duct hot air inside while the unit itself is positioned safely outside a marquee. Electric heaters with adjustable settings can operate from a single plug and be sited discreetly within an indoor venue. Running heaters ahead of time lets temperatures reach comfortable levels as visitors arrive. For longer events, fuel supply management prevents any disruption. Where possible, aim ducts or vents towards entrances so warmth greets guests immediately. Testing equipment the day prior provides peace of mind, and our engineers will always ensure units are running as expected before departing customer premises.

Safety should always come first when operating heaters. Allow ample clearance between units and combustible items. Do not use open flame or direct-fired heating of any kind of enclosed event spaces due to ventilation requirements. Infrared or radiant heat lacks airflow circulation to heat entire areas. For large marquees, indirect-fired units with powerful fans offer the ideal heating solution. All Andrews models meet rigorous industry safety standards and undergo regular maintenance.

The convenience of portable heaters makes them suitable for both permanent venues and temporary structures. Our quick delivery guarantee means we can provide last-minute heating for just about any location. We also offer free site surveys from our specialists to help determine ideal heater models and placement strategies tailored to each unique situation. We can handle full installations if required.

Andrews Heat for Hire has versatile units, experienced engineers, and rapid response capabilities to keep both planners and party guests comfortable through the colder months. Our heating units for hire and expertise take the guesswork and stress out of creating warm, welcoming environments for any large seasonal gathering or celebration.

Happy holidays!