I am not someone who knows much about heating and cooling. When I finished college a few years ago, I began renting an apartment. Up until this point, I lived with my parents and in the college dorm rooms. In both environments, I had access to great heating and cooling and never had to worry about that component of my living situations. However, in my new apartment I faced many issues with my heater. The air flow was poor and it never seemed to warm me up. I ran the heat constantly and was spending a fortune on energy bills, but yet the apartment was still too cold for me. With all the money I was dishing out on bills, I certainly did not have the money to call in a heating and cooling professional. Lucky for me, one of my closest friends from high school has an HVAC certification. He was never big on school and decided that college wasn’t the right path for him coming out of high school. That being said, he is still driven and wanted a successful career, so he went on to earn the HVAC certification. Because he is such a good friend to me and knew how broke I was, he agreed to look at my heating and cooling whenever I needed it and help me out on the house. He just had me pay for any replacement parts or tools needed for repairs. For about three years, my friend helped me out. When I finally got a good job with a pay raise, I began paying my friend double for all his services. He eventually installed a new heating and cooling unit into my new home. Over the years, I have given him as much business as I possibly can come up with, whether it be through me or by giving a recommendation out, because I want to make up for all the help he gave me when I needed it.