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The Lighter Side: Finding the Humor of HVAC

Stop us if you’ve heard this one:

A skydiver is plummeting toward the ground and passes a man on his way up from the ground. The skydiver yells: “Do you know how to open a parachute?”

The person going up yells: “No! Do you know how to light a pilot?”

Or how about this?

Why did the school get rid of its furnace? Because it was caught smoking in the bathroom.

Don’t worry. We have plenty more where that came from.

In the HVAC industry, we love to laugh. While most of our customers only get to see the serious side of us, it’s a funny world out there and we take advantage of any opportunity to we have to find the humor in it. So do our counterparts across the country. We share a unique language filled with words like ducts, crawlspaces, refrigerant, compressors and many more terms that aren’t used
in everyday language. Only a few of us technicians get to be in on it and laugh when someone says that a bird was arrested for draft dodging after he jumped out of a flue.

Another thing we get a kick out of is watching the reactions of our customers when they discover they’ve made an obvious error. As HVAC technicians we’ve all been to houses for calls in which an air conditioner has simply stopped working. When we ask how long it’s been since the homeowner replaced the filter, they blush, look at the floor and say, “Never.” It’s classic! Of course we don’t judge the homeowners. It happens all the time. But their reactions are priceless—especially when we replace the filter and it immediately starts working again.

At All-Star Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we enjoy having a good time on the job. We enjoy having a good time in life! And we believe our customers should do the same. While most of the calls you may place to us are under negative circumstances, we hope you’ll be able to find the joy in the situation and to relax knowing that repair is possible. In fact, great repair is available every time you call us.

So whether you’ve got a faulty furnace, broken pipe or spastic air conditioner, we hope you’ll be able to grin and bear it and place a call to us with peace of mind. In fact, just keep this in mind and let it bring a smile to your face as you dial:

Customer: “My furnace makes a loud noise once in a while and I smell something funny.”

Technician: “Sounds like it’s getting gas.”

To schedule your heating, cooling or plumbing repair or maintenance, call All-Star Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today!



  1. It is important to see things on the lighter side. Without a break from the serious, life is dull.

  2. It’s easy to forget something like changing the filter in an air conditioner or furnace. However, it’s definitely important to do that. At least you can recognize the humor in that!

  3. I especially like the “caught smoking in the bathroom” joke. It is funny and relatable.

  4. It’s amazing how much of a difference changing filters and cleaning a air system can do.

  5. These are simple and funny jokes. It brought a smile to my face.

  6. I love the jokes at the beginning. Industry specific humor can be great on the job. And about those obvious maintenance errors, it happens all the time in many industries. If it isn’t broken, people often don’t think to take care of it.

  7. Funny! I really enjoyed reading these little jokes. Keep them coming!

  8. It’s great to see you have a good sense of humor. As a pest control company, we also have a lot of funny moments. Sometimes it is more humorous afterwards than during events.

  9. It’s good to hear that your company finds humor in its work. Though I personally am I big fan of puns, I know not everyone is – and I hope you keep that in mind when chatting with your customers.

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