How is helium harnessed for balloons?

Answer Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe, yet it is amazingly scarce on Earth. Although it exists in earth's atmosphere, most of what is obtainable lies deep within the planet it... Read More »

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Do helium balloons or air-filled balloons last longer?

Air-filled balloons last longer than helium balloons. The average lifespan of a helium balloon is eight to twelve hours (the larger the balloon, the longer it lasts). A special treatment called HI-... Read More »

How much are helium balloons?

Helium balloons come in two different types, latex and mylar. They can area also sold in different sizes and shapes. The price of the helium balloons depends on the location and number of balloon... Read More »

How much helium do I need for 50 balloons?

The amount of helium you need to fill 50 balloons depends on the size of the balloons. If you have 14-in. balloons, you need 60 cubic ft. of helium; 16-in. balloons require 90 cubic ft. of helium, ... Read More »

How do I inflate helium balloons?

Open the metal or plastic valve at the top of the helium tank by turning it counterclockwise until fully open. Visually inspect the balloons for any tears. Discard torn balloons to avoid wasting he... Read More »