Last summer was the most uncomfortable of my life. It was constantly hot inside every room. I did all the maintenance that I knew to do on the HVAC. I changed filters. I cleaned up the outside component. I even called a professional HVAC company to check my system. The HVAC system was well over twenty five years old. I was not stunned when the tech stated that a new HVAC system was needed. I had never purchased a new heating & cooling unit so I did some research. I began by going onto HVAC websites both commercial and residential. I checked to see what ideas each had in common. It helped me tremendously in finding the right HVAC contractor. The first thing I did was check the review online. Reading about how an HVAC company does business can be critical. Feedback from customers with heating & cooling repairs often gives insight into the business. I learned that a professional credentialed HVAC provider is a must. Don’t put your trust in a handy man. Have several proposals done by different HVAC providers. However, avoid choosing on cost alone. The cheapest option is not always the best solution. Cheaper HVAC services can cut corners or use inferior parts. I involved my family and friends. Those close to you can provide vital word of mouth recommendation and warnings. Ask each prospective HVAC contractor to explain everything to you so you can gauge professionalism. Most important is to be comfortable with the HVAC company you choose. It’s important to trust the company installing your new heating & cooling system. I chose wisely using all of these tips. I now look forward to the summer. I have a brand new HVAC system that can handle the heat.