5 Things to Know Before Buying a Holiday Inflatable:- Decorating for Christmas, Halloween, and other holidays brings the community joy. An inflatable (or more) for your front yard may be a good addition to your Halloween or Christmas decorations.
Christmas inflatables can enhance your outdoor decor, but there are certain things to consider before buying. Read on for recommendations, including those from Sydney Joublanc, Associate Merchant of Decorative Holiday at The Home Depot.
5 Things to Know Before Buying a Holiday Inflatable
1. How You Will Display the Inflatable in Your Yard
“Make sure the inflatable is suitable for your yard or display space,” advises Joublanc. Measure the space and choose inflatables that match your theme without cluttering.
Consider dimensions and keep inflatables apart to avoid collisions. Allow for tipping and place inflatables near outlets.” Make sure the inflatables won’t brush against sharp branches, each other, or other yard obstacles.
2. How Much Energy It Will Consume
Holiday decorations with inflatables use more energy. Choosing a low-voltage inflatable like this Snowman Family should not significantly increase your electric bill, but you should consider it when deciding how many inflatables to put to your yard.
How much energy an inflatable requires depends on its power and runtime. Most inflatable manufacturers advise against running them for more than eight hours to extend blower life.
3. What the Inflatable Will Look Like When It’s Not On
Before buying, consider how your holiday inflatables will appear when they’re not running and how it will affect your yard. Obviously, inflatables deflate when not on. Instead, they’ll lay flat on your yard like colorful fabric patches.
Some say deflated Christmas or Halloween decorations look bad during the day, while others don’t mind. All depends on your tastes.