Lately I have started watching a TV show that is all about house flipping. The program is old, and I am accessing it through a streaming service, but I am enjoying it and I get to binge watch all the episodes until I have watched them all. One thing that watching the shows has taught me is that I should be very careful about HVAC when buying a house. I have owned a few homes in my time, and I will probably own a couple more before I die, and I never really gave a lot of thought to heating and cooling when making my purchase. Of course, I have always known that air conditioning and heating accounts for the biggest appliance expense, but I just never thought that much about it. Well, the show has been teaching me that it is not just the cost of replacing an HVAC system that costs. The operational costs of heating and cooling systems is also something to take into account. When these guys go to flip a house, and they have to replace the HVAC, they try to replace it with a new unit that is as energy efficient as possible. That way, they can tell potential buyers that they are likely to save big money on their heating and cooling costs over the years. Yes, the best furnaces and air conditioners cost a lot, but the house flippers have shown me that investing in top notch HVAC is a wise investment. It would be fun to flip a house, don’t you think?