How Much Does a Helium Tank Cost?
Whether you want to start up your own party-based store or simply want to have a party with helium-filled balloons, a helium tank will be available for purchase. The cost of a tank is going to vary greatly depending on the size of the helium tank, the brand, as well as some other factors.
How much is it?
- Most helium tanks that can be purchased online are disposable. Most can fill 50 – 100 balloons and will hold up to 14 cubic feet of helium. On average, a disposable tank is going to cost anywhere from $30 to $65.
- The Disposable Helium Tank created by Worthington Cylinders costs around $35 to $60. The Disposable Helium Tank created by Giant Party Store costs anywhere from $40 to $52.
- There are alternatives available which act like a helium tank, but the balloons generally don’t have as long a float time. For example, the Pumponator will cost $15 to $21.
- If you have to pump more than 100 balloons, it may be necessary to rent a helium tank from a local party store. Tank rentals are all going to vary depending on what size cylinder you need as well as the number of balloons which you need to fill. The average rental is going to fall between $55 to $200 for 24-48 hours’ worth of use.
What are the extra costs?
- If you want to rent the helium tank, keep in mind that many companies will require a security deposit. This deposit can range anywhere from $100 to $250. In some cases this may be extra; in others, it may be returned or taken off your total bill.
- If you want to have the tank delivered, charges may apply. Delivery charges range from $25 to $75.
- If there is any damage done to the tank itself, most companies will require that the damages are covered by the renter. More than likely, you won’t get your deposit back.
- Latex balloons are going to cost more than typical balloons; the bigger the balloon, the more you will have to pay.
What is going to be included?
- Most tanks come with a certain amount of helium. Read the label on the box to ensure that you’ll have to enough to fill the needed number of balloons.
Tips to know:
- Before even using the tank, always be sure to read the warning labels to ensure that you know how to use it properly.
- Before transporting, make sure that the cap is on tight to ensure that it doesn’t leak while traveling.
- Always move a helium tank with a strapped dolly. Most rental companies will provide you with this type of dolly.
- Always make sure that you watch over the tank and only let authorized users use it.
How can I save money?
- Know in advance how many balloons you will need to fill. It may make sense to rent a machine rather than purchase one.
- Get quotes from the company itself to see how much they will charge to fill the balloons for you. If possible, get quotes from at least three different companies to ensure that you’re getting the best price possible.