Air coolers, also know as evaporative air coolers are often mistaken as air-con units. However, while they have some similarities, the concept on how they operate and the end result is fairly different.

Air cooler draw its function from nature, just like a sea breeze which lowers the temperature of the air. Air con units on the other hand, uses refrigerant and requires a hot air output to rapidly cool the air down and reduce the humidity of the air.

Components of an air cooler

Air coolers are often mistaken as air conditioned units due to the large bulky size. Air coolers contain a fewer components than your traditional air-con unit: Air filter, cooling media, water pump, water tank and the fan unit.

How does it work?

It all begins with the water tank and the water pump. The water pump pulls the water out of tank and runs the water through the cooling pad/ media which is usually of a honeycomb structure. At the same time, warm air is sucked from the bad and through the media/cooling pads, thus cooling the air with the lower temperature water. It is then recirculated through the system and the main fan output the cool air in the direction of the fan. This process requires water as the key ingredient and there will be a need to top up the water every now and then.

Intended use

Air coolers are great for indoors and outdoor settings. Because our air coolers are industrial size, they can provide adequate cooling to large areas while consuming significantly lesser energy when compared to air con units. They also have lesser parts and do not need to provide an outlet for hot air.

 

Common questions

Are air coolers better than industrial fans?

Because of the cost difference from renting normal traditional fans and air coolers, most people ask whether it is worth paying that extra to upgrade to an air cooler. Our large air coolers are about 3 times more effective than traditional fans and also more powerful. They also provide a much better experience for your guests especially if it is a hot day.

On a hot day, a traditional fan will just be circulating the hot air taken from the environment. On the other hand, air coolers will reduce the temperature of the air and thus provide much better cooling.

Can air coolers work without water supply?

Air coolers can still operate without any water supply. However, because the water is used to lower the temperature of the air, all you will be renting is a large fan. For the optimal performance, it is important to fill up the tank with water before operating.

I’m very sensitive to dust particles, are air coolers suitable for me?

air coolers come with air filters. Though not a hepa filter, they can filter small dust particles making it a suitable choice when compared to normal fans.

Air cooler

Air coolers are definitely the preferred choice for events in Singapore due to the cooling capabilities and also the large industrial size. Allowing it to cool large areas effectively on a hot day. For more information on the different size available. Do contact us directly

 

 

 

Wedding tentages…are they really necessary and suitable? Wedding venues in Singapore have been getting more expensive by the year, with almost each year increasing 10% consistently throughout the last 5 years. What used to be a joyous occasion can be a stressful period especially if the couple needs a venue for over 200pax; this can add up to more than 30k depending on which venue you choose. Whats more, most wedding venues have its disadvantages whether be it pillars blocking the view, the type of food the hotel it caters and the location in general. Is there any other alternatives to hold a joyous occasion besides hotels and restaurants?

Tentages has been widely associated with funerals, pasar malam or grassroots events,However, they can much more versatile than that. There are more and more couples opting for wedding tentages due to the flexibility it brings about and the affordable cost compared to restaurants and hotels. In this article, we will go through the steps and also help you with the budgeting aspect of holding a reception using tents.

Timing

Choosing the time of your reception is probably the most critical question, and it can vastly affect the selection of tent available for your reception. Choose a lunch timing and you will be limited to aircon tents due to the heat during the day, choose dinner receptions and your selection just increased to Transparent tent with fairy lights. In most cases, we will definitely recommend dinner settings as the mood will be more relaxed and you won’t have to worry so much about the heat during the day.

Type of tent

 The largest obstacle of any wedding venue will always be the right size and the shape of the tent. Most venues have an odd shape for their halls and if you have too little guests, your venue can look way too large with a feeling of emptiness. For tentages, you can easily customise the tent to your desired size. Whats more, our tentages can be customised such that there are no pillars in the middle which makes for unobstructed view.

unobstructed view all the way

Deciding on the Size of the tent

the maximum pax you can invite is always determined by the venue’s size, most hotels and restaurants have a minimum and maximum pax which they need to observe depending on which hall you use. have 100 pax or lower and it is likely you’ll get one of the smaller banquet sizes at the top floor where the shape of the room is really awkward. Invite too many people and their hall will not be able to squeeze the amount of people you invited. Its a balancing act that you do not need to observe with tentages. You can easily customise the size of tent by the length and breadth. However, you do have to take note of the venue constrains. Some of the more popular wedding locations such as hort park or fort canning park has a size limitation so do take note for that. You can also approach Nparks for more information of the sizing available. For dinner banquets, we always abide by the 15-20 square feet per pax. If you have 200 pax, that means 4000 square feet. While you can go smaller in order to save money, it really depends on the theme and feel you are trying to achieve. 

Accessories

Accessories for the tent is what really brings the look of the tent to a whole new level. For weddings, you usually have two different options. Air conditioned route and the normal fan and air coolers. While Air con tents are much more expensive, its definitely a more comfortable option especially if your theme is formal and everyone is wearing dresses and suits. For Air con tents, you usually are looking to spend about 12k-14k for the tent. This high cost is due to the large generator and the rental of air con systems. If you are looking for a normal tentage, you will be looking at about 5k-8k depending on the other accessories.

Canvas

For this you have 2 different choices: Transparent canvas or white canvas. While white canvas is more traditional, it is definitely a necessity if you are holding a reception during the day. Transparent canvas will trap heat, causing a greenhouse effect.

Transaparent Canvas

Transaparent Canvas A shape tents

Pillar wraps

If you are opting for a white tent, pillar wraps and inner lining is a definite must. It hides the metal galvanized poles, pillars and wiring with a beautiful white cloth throughout the whole tent. Having this option elevates the feel of the tent, making it look more premium. If you are opting for a transparent tent, you won’t need this option as you can use fairy lights to mask the pillars.

Flooring and carpeting

Flooring is a definite must for Wedding events, even if the tent is held on concrete ground. If it rains, the water will still seep in and will make your guests wet. Flooring prevents that by elevating the surface by up to 1 inch. For carpeting, you have the option of either grass carpet or normal carpeting. There are a wide selection of colours that is sure to fit your needs. 

Grass carpet

Grass carpet

Cooling solutions

While Aircon systems are definitely the favoured solution for cooling your guests down, it is much more expensive due to the large generator capacity needed as well as the aircon systems itself. Alternatively, you can opt for air coolers as well as ceiling fans. Air coolers work by using water to cool down the wind that it blows out. While the effectiveness is not on par with air con systems, it can still provide adequate cooling for your guests.

 

Chairs and tables

This goes without saying. You will require tables and chairs to seat your guests. We also have a wide range of tables and chairs for rental that are fit for wedding use. However, do note we do not have items such as table runners or centerpieces. These items can be obtained from your caterer.

 

Conclusion

In summary, The use of tentages for wedding is becoming a trend due to the uniqueness and flexibility you can achieve. They also cost much lower than venues but they require a little more planning as you will need to get your own catering and venue booking. From our experience, you can stand to save more than 5k-10k when compared to a wedding reception at a 4 star/5star equivalent location. If you would like to know more about how to get started you can contact us directly

First off, congratulations on making it through 100 days of parenting. As a parent of a new born baby, there is nothing much that can match the feeling of being a parent and raising your own little one. These are moments that you have to celebrate as a parent and capture these moments. Whether be it a baby shower on your babe’s 100th day, 1st birthday or just a gathering in general, Planning a party for your loved ones doesn’t need to be a stressful affair. 

If you are staying in a public housing estate or landed property, chances are you will need to hold your party at your house or at the multi-purpose hall. The amenities that are provided by the location varies from place to place but you will definitely need some chair and table rental. If you are holding your party during the day, you will definitely need some fans or air coolers to cool your guests down and last and not least, food, drinks and decorations to get the party started.

Here are 3 different budgets you can follow if you are planning a party in 2020 that will not break your wallet. We are focusing on the equipment rental because food selection is usually subjective and everyone has different tastes.

Essentials

$200-$400

For this category, we are focusing on the bare essentials. Designed not to break your wallet, it still achieves your main purpose of getting your guests comfortable for long duration.

For a party of 50-70 pax we will recommend the following

  1. PVC chairs – 50 pieces –$1 each
  2. 4ft round tables (seats about 4-6 pax per table) $4 each
  3. industrial standing fans – 4-6 pieces $35 each
  4. 2ft x 4ft rectangle tables with table cloth (birthday cake table and gifts table) $13 each
  5. Self contained Portable toilet –$100

This entire package will cost from $200-$400 depending on your quantity. Accounting to only $4-$7 per pax.

 

Premium

$400-$800

The Premium category ensures that your guests has a great time while staying pure comfort. The layout is also meant to be absolutely Instagrammable with premium materials and equipment being used. While it will not break the bank, you will be spending about $200-$400 more than the essentials package

  1. Premium chairs
    1. Cushion Chairs – $2.80 each
    2. Tiffany Chairs –$3.50 each
  2. 4ft round tables with table cloth (seats about 4-6 pax per table) $4 each
  3. Air Coolers 4 pieces – $90 each
  4. 2ft x 4ft rectangle tables with table cloth (birthday cake table and gifts table) $13 each
  5. Self contained Portable toilet –$100

This package is meant to impress your guest yet hitting below the $1000 mark for your party. account to about $8-$15 per pax.

 

Exquisite

$800++

The exquisite category is definitely the pinnacle for comfort. Not only is it instagrammable, it will leave a lasting image in your guests’ memories yet not break the bank

  1. Premium chairs
    1. Cushion Chairs with chair covers – $4 each
    2. Tiffany Chairs –$3.50 each
  2. 4ft round tables with table cloth (seats about 4-6 pax per table) $4 each
  3. Air Coolers 4 pieces – $90 each
  4. 2ft x 4ft rectangle tables with table cloth (birthday cake table and gifts table) $13 each
  5. Self contained Portable toilet –$100
  6. Fairy lights (minimum 100m) – $3 per meter
  7. PA system for playing songs/speaking -$250
  8. Cocktail tables with table cloth and tassel –$26 each
  9. Sound technician –$200

This category is not far off from the premium category but just adds simple touches such as decorative pieces such as the fairy lights as well as PA system to play songs to lift the mood. Nothing spoils a party more than awkward silence and just the sound of people chattering and munching on food.

 

We hope this guide helps you to identify the different equipment needed to hold a baby shower at the different price points. All items can be tailored according to your needs and we have almost everything you need to make an event a success. Even if you do not have an shelter, you can rent our portable gazebo tents or heavy duty tents to shelter your guests from the elements.

Portable Gazebo tents with tables and chairs

Portable Gazebo tents with tables and chairs

For more information, please click the WhatsApp button or email us at [email protected] . Our staff will be more than willing to advise you according and help you through this process.