Halloween is nearly here! Whether you’re going to a party, taking the kids trick-or-treating, or staying home to hand out candy, you need a costume. Why not look to your HVAC system for inspiration? There are plenty of great Halloween costumes your system can deliver. For instance…
If you’re replacing your furnace, A/C, or other major appliance, don’t let the old one go without raiding it for spare parts. An old piece of ductwork, a small metal panel, a few gears, and some other odds and ends, can be great accessories for a robot costume.
Remember the slinky dog, from the Toy Story movies? You can create his body with a dryer venting tube, to make a great costume for your dog. Or alternately, a costume for you, if you can find something for the head and tail.
If you have an old ceiling fan lying around, you can use the blades for a costume everyone will think is cool. Be careful where and how you mount them, though, as they could get a little heavy, especially if you’re wearing the costume all night.
Alternative ceiling fan.
If you’d rather not mess around with fan blades, just get a baseball cap and a pennant that say, “Go Ceilings!” And presto! You’re a ceiling fan. Get it?
You don’t need planets, stars, and asteroids for this costume. Get a few small solar panels and stick them on your shirt, pants, hat, and wherever else you can. You may not be the solar system, but you’re a solar system. As Halloween costumes go, it may not be out of this world, but it’s still a pretty bright idea. For added fun, freeze in place if anybody turns out the lights.
The casing for an old window air conditioner can be repurposed as a costume for your child. Just take the front cover, with vent and controls, and add arm straps!
For more ideas for HVAC-inspired Halloween costumes, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve served Indianapolis’ HVAC needs for nearly 50 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).