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Halloween Safety Tips For Homeowners And Trick-or-Treaters

Published by Luke Weiden

Halloween weekend is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your house ready for all of this holiday’s festivities. With the weather for this weekend predicted to be pretty mild, it’s important to keep in mind how you’ll stay warm and safe as well as have a fun-filled weekend for the entire family.

Whether you’re hosting trick-or-treaters on your front porch or throwing a costume party in your home, it’s important for everyone involved to be safe and feel comfortable. That’s why our experts at Deljo Heating and Cooling have gathered the following Halloween safety tips for you and your family to use this holiday:

  1. Dress Warm And Comfortably For Outdoor Activities –
  • With temperatures teetering between the high 50s and mid 40s this weekend, you’ll need to dress warm or have layers to your Halloween costume. While the chilly weather makes for a perfectly spooky atmosphere, it can be uncomfortable for those who don’t dress warm enough for any outdoor activities.
  • Speaking of comfort and safety, your family should wear comfortable shoes and have a planned route before you go trick-or-treating. This keeps everyone comfortable by avoiding blisters or discomfort from a lack of sole support, and safe since you’ll know where you’re going. It’s also important to keep CDC Halloween Safety guidelines in mind as you plan your trick-or-treating excursion, and wear a mask when relevant.
  1. Enjoy Halloween As A Group –
  • Not only is trick-or-treating more enjoyable in a group setting, but it’s also much safer. Designate an adult to walk with the group, so they can make the call on when to go home and call if an emergency happens.
  • For those partaking in a Halloween party, handing out candy or simply enjoying a movie night in, this is also a great time to get together with friends or family.
  1. Have Adequate Lighting Available –
  • Whether you’re traveling with a trick-or-treating group or handing out candy, it’s important to have good lighting available so everyone can see where they’re going. For trick-or-treaters, this means having at least one flashlight per group if not more. Providing your group with glow sticks or sticking reflective tape on a costume can also help cars see you when you cross the street.
  • For those handing out candy, this means properly lighting your porch as well as any steps or walkways leading up to the porch.
  1. Be Mindful Of Open Doors And Your Home’s Temperature –
  • While it might seem nice to let Trick-or-Treaters ring the doorbell so you can stay inside while you hand out candy, this choice also has a few downsides. By repeatedly opening the door, you’ll be letting warm air out of your home, which will cause your furnace to work even harder to maintain its set temperature.
  • Instead, sit outside on your front porch with some warm clothes on, so you can hand out candy to trick-or-treaters as they arrive. Alternatively, you can place a candy bowl outside your doorstep so trick-or-treaters can take candy at their own leisure.
  • For those throwing a Halloween party, it’s also important to be mindful of how many guests will be occupying your home. The more guests there are, the more your home will heat up. Consider turning down your thermostat several degrees before guests arrive. This way, everyone will stay comfortable and be focused on the party instead of your home’s temperature!
  1. Get Your Furnace Checked Before The Big Weekend –
  • No matter how large or small your indoor gathering will be this weekend, you’ll want to make sure your furnace is working properly well before then. If you notice any strange odors, sounds, or temperature differences from room to room, then it’s time to get your furnace checked for repairs immediately.

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No one enjoys walking into a cold house when it’s already cold outside around Chicago, Il. Make sure your furnace is working by contacting the heating and cooling experts of Deljo. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection of your heating system to ensure it is clean and fully functioning.

Our HVAC technicians will alert you of any parts of your system that are in need of repair and be upfront about pricing before any work begins. To get your furnace maintained or repaired around the Wrigleyville area, schedule your appointment online or call us at 773-829-4295.