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July 18, 2022

Tents - HVAC and Power Options

Summer is here and it is brutally humid and hot outside. This is a popular time of year for outdoor parties, weddings, and all sorts of events. Having sufficient cooling by using AC for the tent is crucial for a steady and comfortable climate for the guests. Portable AC units are typically installed outside of the tent. 

At Portable Air, we take the size of the tent and determine how much AC is needed  to best cool the space. As a rule of thumb, plan on one ton of cooling for every 100 to 150 square feet of area within a tent. However, there are a lot of factors that play into determining size, such as: 

  • The time of day or evening
  • Predicted temperatures
  • Number of people in the space
  • Type of activity
  • Presence of spotlights or other heat-generating equipment
  • Type of tent structure

The most common units for tents are the vertical dx package units, horizontal dx package units, and Vector misting fans. The vertical dx package units are beautiful for tents because they fit seamlessly with the sidewalls creating a blended aesthetic for the guests. The horizontal dx package units are another option if you want to go with larger sizes or you are worried about noise from the units. The vector fans are perfect for open-sided tents where evaporative cooling is the best solution. 

Once the configuration is determined, you also will need to consider the available power supply for your tent with AC. A generator is often needed to support the power needs to adequately cool the space. 

At Portable Air, we understand the ins and outs of climate control for tents and event spaces. Whether we’re installing portable AC for tents at a wedding or providing heating solutions at an outdoor party, the expert team at Portable Air simplifies the process and delivers results. We’d love to help you find the ideal system for your event.Portable Air is always looking for hard working people to join our talented team of professionals! Visit to learn more.







555 South Industry Rd.,
Cocoa, Florida 32926


4403 N Masters Rd.,
Pearland, Texas 77584


1415 Chaffee Rd. Leesville,
 Louisiana 71446
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555 South Industry Rd. 
Cocoa, Florida 32926

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