When I first set out to become a certified independent heating as well as a/c specialist, I had no plan that the career path was going to be so tricky! The first space that makes it difficult is trying to rack in purchasers. This in itself takes months if you even can become successful. The other big thing is that because of what I have just mentioned, there is a chance that you may not make a living as well as wind up broke as well as being homeless from being an independent heating as well as a/c specialist if you do not know how to promote yourself at first. Then, the fact that you have to run everything yourself in terms of work schedules as well as accounting is the icing on the cake! I tried my hand at becoming an independent heating as well as a/c specialist for about 3 weeks as well as since nothing seemed to be happening as well as I was stressing on how I was going to make ends meet, I stopped trying, closed shop as well as went back to work for a local heating as well as a/c business as 1 of the certified heating as well as a/c experts. At least this way I am paid no matter what just for showing up to work every single afternoon of the week. I make a nice hourly wage as well as do not have to worry about keeping accounting, paying taxes as well as all that which comes hand-in-hand with being an independent heating as well as a/c specialist. It was a life experience that taught me that this kind of heating as well as cooling work is simply just not for me. I am far better now working for an HVAC corporation.