I was back to the drawing board a second time that year. At the beginning of the year, I had done extensive research on the type of HVAC system I wanted. The one I that was there had undergone numerous a/c repairs. When the air conditioning technician told me it was time to get new equipment, I was not surprised. Sometime in September, my friend, who is also my neighbor, asked me to go with her to the air conditioning company to help her choose a new central HVAC. I bought a new AC filter because I had not changed it in a while. We talked to an air conditioning professional who advised us, and by the end of the session, my neighbor had a clear vision of what she wanted. She was even excited to get a digital thermostat, which she was never on board with because she did not see the need to get an intelligent regulator when the analog one was still working. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the commercial air conditioning business offered a variety of residential quality AC services. Since they were close to our home, I would be contacting them for any a/c repair and maintenance. They did an excellent job installing her electric heat pump. The cooling expert and his team were meticulous and skillful, so I had them do my a/c setup. He cleaned the ductwork thoroughly, and they recommended I use a HEPA filter. With proper care and servicing, my new unit would be working for a long time. I said goodbye to regular and costly repairs. The air quality was better than it had been.