Many people have grown obsessed with reality TV. They think that because they are watching some “regular person” do something on TV, it means that they are suddenly capable of doing the same. For example, so many people have grown addicted to home renovation shows. It’s become trendy for people to try to flip properties on their own. However, they don’t stop to consider how much work goes into it. I am a heating and cooling specialist, so I know how much time and energy it takes to replace a heating and cooling system, install new duct work, and repair broken down furnaces. In the last five to ten years, I have had to work with more and more people who have purchased properties to flip for profit. They look at the location and the size, but they never stop to consider essential underlying questions like the plumbing or the heating and the cooling. People dump all this money on a property thinking they will turn a profit, but they don’t realize how much work it needs. Then, they call me up to repair the broken down heating and cooling equipment. When I inform them of how much it will cost, they act like I’m robbing them blind. Suddenly their profit has just been chopped in half, sometimes even more than half! However, I am not the one who told them to go out and buy property when they don’t know what they are doing. Even though it turns out to be a poor decision for the buyer, this house flipping has brought me a lot of business. I am a reliable and independent heating and cooling specialist. I get the job done quickly and I do it well. I’ve made a name for myself in the area.