Wherever you go, whatever you do, it is essential to know what you are getting into. You should always do your research before purchasing an item or paying for a service; otherwise, you may end up unhappy with your purchase or service. I learned this lesson the hard way just last month. I recently moved to a new town. Moving to a new town meant that I had to find a new place to live and had to learn about all of the places around town. I found a new place to live, but I failed to learn about the places around town once settling in. I bought a small house on a nice piece of land. The house seemed to be in good condition. However, the air conditioner was not. A week after moving in, I noticed that it did not seem to be working properly. I was busy trying to get my house in order, so I quickly looked up a heating and cooling company to have my air conditioner checked out. The man I spoke to on the phone seemed a little too eager for my business, but I had no time to think about that. He came over that day to look at my air conditioner. After he claimed to fix it, I paid him, and he left. Something did not seem right, though, and suddenly my air conditioner was not working at all. I called back the company, but no one answered. I tried calling other heating and cooling companies, but got an answering machine. My lack of research forced me to live in misery for the rest of the week until a legitimate technician came out to fix my air conditioner.