How do you keep inflatable decoration outside in cold weather?

by Polly

"How" can people try to put inflatable figures outside as part of their Christmas decorations keep them inflated? In colder weather, they seem to always deflate during the night. Does anyone have any hints on keeping them fully inflated while outside in the cold.

  6 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 17, 2018

    Mine have a small motor that runs and keeps it inflated. I have had them all on a timer and they would deflate a bit during the day while the blower and lights were off but reinflate to full size around 5:30 PM. Now I just have lights on a timer since it's not that much power to keep them inflated all the time.

    • Polly Polly on Dec 17, 2018

      Many thanks. I'll pass this on to our neighborhood.

  • Cor32419347 Cor32419347 on Dec 17, 2018

    Hmmm! I have never had this problem and I have a lot of holiday inflatables. Check your inflatables for leaks with a pump spray water bottle. Repair any leaks. There are a lot of repair kits at home repair stores and bike shops. Call around locally for information on these stores. Good luck! and Merry Christmas!🎄

  • run them on a timer, only run them during parts of the evening, but not the whole night

  • They have a motor in them that keeps them inflated.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 04, 2023

    Run the blower motor on a timer.

  • Deb K Deb K on Dec 05, 2023

    Hi Polly, hope this helps you. For best results, keep them out of low areas where puddles form. Keep them clean by avoiding locations where mud might splash on them when it rains. If your inflatable stops working or works intermittently during bad weather, unplug it and take it inside to dry until the weather improves.