What Size Helium Tank Do I Need?

What Size Helium Tank Do I Need?

Parties are not complete without balloons. Whether you’re planning a retirement party or a birthday party, the balloon decor options are endless, and can be a fun theme to create. The quality of balloons and how long they last will play a role in the decorative theme outcome. You need your balloons to withstand mild weather elements and last for the duration of the party – or longer! You don’t want a limp balloon archway or sunken-in character balloons. So, it’s imperative to know which balloons you need, and how much helium you’ll be needing. You may not need a huge tank, but perhaps the amount or the choice of balloons requires a bit more helium than you’re planning.

Balloon Choice – Foil, Latex, or Both?

You may choose a variety of balloons, including foil and latex. Or you could strictly use one kind for a no-fuss decor option. Before you even buy or rent a helium tank, consider the amount and the type of balloons you will be needing. Different balloons in various sizes hold different amounts of gas. For example, a latex balloon, perhaps 11 inch metallic, holds a gas capacity of 0.5 cubic feet. The giant latex balloons can get as big as 3 ft and hold 15 cubic feet of air. This giant one alone would need around a 16th of a 242 cubic foot tank.  For foil balloons averaging as small as 15 inches to as large as 36 inches, you’ll expect anywhere from 2.5 cubic feet to 4.3 cubic feet of gas capacity.

Either way, these balloons differ in materials and would require a unique amount of helium to remain in good standing for the duration of the event. So, does this mean that you can buy or rent a tank at your local department store? Well, yes and no. You could certainly opt for a helium tank rental at a Boulder CO store that carries one type of tank. The employees may have very little knowledge of balloon types and helium in general. They will most likely not be able to offer the best solutions for your balloon type and the event you’re hosting. Should you just buy the ones that are smaller and compact that fit right into your garage? Again, this may seem like a less expensive and no hassle choice, but, unless you know what you’re doing, it’s best to call your local helium tank rental Boulder Colorado distributor. These experts usually have the best suggestions for outdoor and indoor balloons for your next event. They’re also going to use the proper sized helium tank!

Getting Creative with Helium

The world wide web is full of creative ideas for your event in using helium balloons. From jumbo pastel balloons to clear transparent balloons, you can create another world using various shapes and colors of the balloons of your choice. The design options are limitless when you view the varieties, colors and combinations, as well as textures and sizes for your next big event.

You’re not always going to know which size tank will fit better for the type of balloons you want. Most stores that rent out helium tanks in Boulder CO will offer one or two sizes that don’t give you much room to work with. Your best bet is to find a distributor that will rent you the most efficient tank for your event and budget. With hundreds of colors, styles, and unique design to choose from, the Hico team can help you achieve the outcome you desire for your next event. They carry regulators, balloon accessories, appropriately sized tanks, and more. Give them a call or drop them a note to schedule your appointment to view the showroom today!

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Comments (2)

  • Amanda Jean Cornejo Reply

    I’m looking to rent a tank for events in multiple months. March, April, May and June each have an event that I will need a tank for.

    December 30, 2023 at 10:54 pm
    • Vanessa Wilkinson Reply

      Hello Amanda!

      Did we respond to you via another email? If not our apologies.

      We offer short term and long term rentals, I’ll send an email directly from me with our current rental rates.

      Thank you,
      HICO Denver

      January 10, 2024 at 9:54 am

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