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Helium Guide & Tips

As a rough guide we have included the helium capacity of our balloons below to help you purchase the right helium cylinder. Note the capacity of the balloons before choosing the correct cylinder.

Please note: This is a general guide that illustrates the approximate number of balloons you can fill based on helium cylinder sizes under optimum conditions. The actual number of balloons filled may be slightly more or slightly less depending on usage.

 

Balloon Type Inflated Diameter Gas Capacity Lift Ability Avg. Flying Time
5" Latex 5" 0.06 N/A N/A
9" Latex 9" 0.27 0.2 oz. 12-16 hrs
12" Latex 12" 0.52 0.35 oz. 16-24 hrs
12" Latex Confetti Filled 12" 0.52 0.35 oz. 4-7 hrs
16" Latex 16" 1.25 1.2 oz. Up to 30 hrs
18" Foil (Heart and Round) 14" x 13" 0.5 0.1 oz. 3-5 days
20" Bubble Balloons 20" 2.42 0.1 oz. 1-2 weeks
24" Bubble Balloon 24" 1.3 0.35 oz. 1-2 weeks
20" Foil (Star) 18" x 18" 0.6 0.1 oz. 3-5 days
24" Latex Balloon 20" 4 4 oz 3-5 days
36" Latex 36" 14.1 cu ft 12 oz. 3-5 days
36" Latex Confetti Filled 36" 14.1 cu ft 12 oz. 2-3 days
Foil Giant Shapes Various 1.8-2.5 0.5 oz. to 1.4 oz. 3-5 days
Giant Letter & Number 30" Various 1.8-2.5 0.39 oz. 3-5 days

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