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21 August 2023

How to heat a large venue efficiently? 

Our company GL events Audiovisual & Power is renowned for its expertise in the event industry. We offer tailored solutions to ensure even heat distribution in large gathering spaces, taking into account factors such as area layout and seating capacity. In this article, we'll explore how to optimize the heating of a large hall or space.

Preamble: the complexity of heating a large room

The main difficulty with heating large rooms is even heat distribution. Configuration, ceiling height and entrances/exits can create cold zones. At GL events Audiovisual & Power, with over 30 years of expertise, we have succeeded in developing specific solutions to meet these challenges. At your side at all times, we invite you to discover our range of services for heating large event venues.

Heating solutions for large venues from GL events Audiovisual & Power


With a wide variety of equipment and installations to choose from, GL events' event heating rental is the right answer to all your needs. Here are just a few of our solutions, each with its own advantages:

1. Oil-fired heating

Oil-fired heaters are renowned for their ability to generate intense heat in a short space of time:

  • They can quickly heat up a large room.
  • Oil-fired heaters can be moved and positioned as required.
  • Good outdoor efficiency.

2. Heat pumps 

Heat pumps are systems that harness the calories in the outside air to heat (or cool) an indoor space.

  • Heat pumps consume less energy than the heat they produce.
  • In addition to heating, they can also be used for air conditioning in summer.
  • Eco-responsible large-space heating: this type of heating produces fewer emissions than traditional heating systems.

3. Unit heaters 

Unit heaters use a fan to distribute heat throughout a space.

  • They ensure even heat distribution.
  • They are ideal for heating large spaces.
  • They quickly adjust the ambient air temperature.

4. Oil-fired generators

Similar to oil-fired heaters, these generators are designed for larger-scale applications:

  • They provide a constant source of heat over long periods.
  • They are designed to heat large rooms, such as warehouses or exhibition halls.

5. Radiant heaters 

Radiant heaters work by emitting infrared rays that heat objects and people directly, without having to heat the air.

  • They heat objects and people directly, which means less energy loss.
  • They provide gentle, pleasant heat.
  • They are recommended for heating open areas where hot air can escape quickly.

6. Warm air curtains

Warm air curtains are devices usually placed over entrances that blow warm air to create a thermal barrier.

  • They prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from entering.
  • By keeping heat in, they save on heating costs.
  • They provide a pleasant transition between outside and inside, especially during the winter months.

Each of these solutions therefore has its own advantages and areas of application, enabling event organizers to choose the system best suited to their specific needs. As a specialist in heating large venues, GL events Audiovisual & Power can offer you the solution that best suits your project.

Heating large venues: a few tips to ensure even heat distribution

Organizing an event in a large space requires special attention when it comes to heating. First of all, it's imperative to carefully assess the room's thermal requirements, taking into account key factors such as capacity, layout and potential sources of cold.

Next, you'll need to consider the placement of the heating equipment. For example, while unit heaters are ideally suited to providing heat in central areas, radiant heaters are ideal for more peripheral areas. Furthermore, in spaces with high ceilings, the use of destratifiers is recommended.

Finally, given the frequent comings and goings during an event, installing warm air curtains at the entrance is an excellent solution to prevent cold air from penetrating, thus ensuring constant thermal comfort for participants.

With a team of 130 specialists at your side, GL events Audiovisual & Power doesn't just supply heating equipment for your large venues; we guarantee complete expertise for unrivalled thermal comfort, whatever the size of your event space. Ask for our advice.