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How to Heat Outdoor Gatherings in the Winter

Wisconsin Winter Event Guide

Although the warm weather is coming to an end, the limitations of your events and gatherings shouldn’t. Wisconsin’s winters bring many restrictions but with the right equipment and set-up, your event can carry on without any issues. A combination of our tent rentals and heater rentals can help you put together a wedding, corporate event, or any outdoor gathering without any issues.

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Heaters for outdoor winter events in WI

Outdoor Tent Heaters

If you’re having an event outside, especially in the winter, you want to make sure that you have an enclosed tented area for guests to spend their time in. These tents can be efficiently heated with our heaters, no matter the size of your space. As a rule of thumb, it typically requires 7.5 BTUs per hour to increase the temperature of one square foot of space by one degree. For instance, if you wanted to raise the temperature inside a 1,000-square-foot enclosure by 10 degrees, you would need around 75,000 BTUs per hour. Check out our heater options recommended based on your event space:

Outdoor Tent Heater Recommended Heated Area
80,000 BTU Tent Heater 1,000 – 4,000 sq. ft.
170,000 BTU Tent Heater 4,250 – 8,500 sq. ft.
350,000 BTU Tent Heater 8,750 – 17,500 sq. ft.
500,000 BTU Tent Heater 12,500 – 25,000+ sq. ft.

The heater you need depends on a couple of different factors:

  • Event area size: The space’s square footage and height dictate the heater’s strength requirements.
  • Number of people: More people generate additional heat, reducing the heater’s workload, especially on a crowded dance floor.
  • Initial temperature: Starting from a colder point requires a more powerful heater to reach your desired temperature.

Contact us to talk to our experts about the right outdoor tent heater for you.

Portable Patio Heaters

To really complete the outdoor event experience, utilize our portable patio heater to create heated zones outside the tent enclosure. Whether people need a smoke break or just a breath of fresh air, provide them something to huddle around. Our portable radiant heaters utilize a propane tank that can last up to 8 hours on full heat. They are capable of effectively heating a 10-foot area around them, making the perfect area for people to hang out.

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Outdoor Heater Rentals

As winter approaches, the key to enjoying your outdoor spaces year-round is through effective heating solutions. For enclosed or semi-enclosed areas like tents, porches, or garages, a furnace heater can be the perfect choice to keep using your space as the seasons transition. If you simply need to add some warmth to an open area, a patio heater or other radiant heat source might be just what you’re looking for. Whatever your specific needs, turning to heaters is the answer to ensure your outdoor events remain enjoyable even as the temperature drops.

Contact Area Rental’s event specialists to get started planning your next winter event near Milwaukee, Brookfield, Waukesha and Delafield.

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