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How can I heat or cool my event dome?

Domes are heated using traditional methods, such In the fast-paced mobile world of the event industry, portable heating and A/C are just an equipment rental company away and are an efficient and reliable means of climate control. DomeGuys International does NOT rent, sell or provide any heating or A/C units. If you plan to use heat or A/C for your event, please make sure to let DomeGuys know so that we can help you with the detailed information on the product you have chosen which will ensure you rent the appropriate equipment from a rental agency. as a radiant heat concrete slab, propane monitor heater, electric/gas heat pump, or wood stove.  



How can I heat or cool my eco living dome?

Domes are heated using traditional methods, such as a radiant heat concrete slab, propane monitor heater, electric/gas heat pump, or wood stove.

A solar fan, swamp cooler, or standard A/C unit will cool the dome during hot weather.

DomeGuys International does not vend any heating or A/C units but will make sure that your dome is built to accommodate the installation of any chosen unit by allowing appropriate intake and venting areas in the cover of your dome.

Here are some important factors that should be considered when planning for the heating and cooling of your dome:

  1. What climate do you live in, what are the extremest times in terms of temp from hot to cold
  2. Will your dome have any additional insulation
  3. What is the geographic placement of your dome in terms of sunshine?
  4. What is the max # of people that will be inside the dome at one time?
  5. What type of electricity will your Dome have? Will you require a generator?


How is a dome energy efficient?

The decreased surface area of a geodesic dome requires less building materials, which means that there is less surface area per unit of volume per spherical structure; exposure to cold in the winter and heat in the summer is decreased. The concave interior creates a natural airflow that allows the hot or cool air to flow evenly throughout the dome with the help of return air ducts. Extreme wind turbulence is lessened because winds that contribute to heat loss flow smoothly around the dome. And with the proper heating or cooling equipment, the internal temperature can be controlled.



How is a dome energy efficient?

The net annual energy savings for a dome owner is 30% less than normal rectilinear homes according to the Oregon Dome Co. This is quite an improvement and helps save the environment from wasted energy.

The decreased surface area of a geodesic dome requires less building materials, which means that there is less surface area per unit of volume per spherical structure; exposure to cold in the winter and heat in the summer is decreased. The concave interior creates a natural airflow that allows the hot or cool air to flow evenly throughout the dome with the help of return air ducts. Extreme wind turbulence is lessened because winds that contribute to heat loss flow smoothly around the dome. And with the proper heating or cooling equipment, the internal temperature can be controlled.



Can I rent my own heating or A/C equipement?

Yes, you can. There are a few important factors to consider when contacting a heat and A/C service provider:

  1. What size is your dome and what is the interior volume of this dome? (DGI can provide this information)
  2. What is the max # of people that will be inside the dome at one time?
  3. During the event, what will the outside temperatures be like?
  4. What type of event is it?
  5. Will there be extra equipment such as lighting that generates additional heat?
  6. How long will you need to rent the unit?
  7. Will you require a generator to run the heat or A/C equipment?


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