Being an independent heating and air conditioning contractor takes a special kind of person and a special kind of business sense. And that is to be prepared to work extra hard! That is how I got into the independent heating and air conditioning business when I graduated HVAC school. I did not want to work for some heat and a/c company in the city. The pay is not as good and you work your tail off without any additional compensation for it. Being an independent heating and air conditioning contractor you have total control over what you make and how much you charge for each job you go on. I actually like working hard as an independent heating and air conditioning specialist. Because I get to see the results of all my hard work in the great living I make. Sometimes I will work 7 days a week if there is a lot of HVAC work to be done. And sometimes I will take a few days off. Being in total control is what is the best about working for yourself. And again, this is why I became an independent heating and air conditioning contractor when I graduated heat and a/c school instead of working for a heating and cooling company. It was not easy to get this HVAC business off the ground. At one point I actually thought I may have to go and work for a heat and a/c company thinking it was not going to work out. But lucky for me, it all worked out perfect and that I have now been in business for over 20 years!