April Fools’ Day, bringing practical jokes, pranks and hoaxes to you since 1582. The historical start of this prank-playing day is debated, and the day known to some as All Fools’ Day sees new and unexpected twists with each new year. But, people should know not to joke about our precious and all-important air conditioning systems, right?! It doesn’t seem that way with these foolish pranks that involve a perfectly good air conditioner.
Air Filter’s Funky Fresh New Scent
One April Fools’ Day prank to play on an unsuspecting air conditioning system, or the owner of one such system, is to change out and add a new scent to the air filter. Spray down the air filter with a less than welcoming scent and return the filter so that the next time someone walks in the room they will be greeted by the new funky flavor. This can be easily reversed by buying a new air filter to switch out when the April Fools’ prank is completed.
Take the batteries out of the thermostat, or a piece of clear tape over the buttons to prank someone into thinking that something is wrong when they run in from the warm Florida weather to crank the AC. Just be sure to stay close by when the April Fools’ hoax is found, so that the pranked person does not actually think there is an AC issue, and thus inadvertently call us to come out for a repair!
Powder in the Air Vents?
This April Fools’ Day prank can be done in both home and auto air vents. Use your choice of fun party or household products — confetti, baby powder, streamers, etc. — to fill the AC vents. Wait until the air conditioner turns on and watch the party begin!
April Fools’ Day, Engineered Air Style
Beware each year on April 1st, as one never truly knows when a friendly start to the month can quickly turn foolish. Use these air conditioning pranks to keep the AC system, and fools everywhere, on their toes. Contact us if you need any other HVAC help on April Fools’ Day or any other day.