The Ides of March

If you're not familiar with the Roman calendar or Julius Ceasar the term "the Ides of March" may mean nothing to you.  But as the 15th of March approaches Dallas it means one thing...hot temperatures are near and the air conditioning "conspiracy" will soon be upon us.  Yes fellow homeowners summer in Dallas means high energy bills, barely hanging on HVAC equipment, and worst of all thousands of heating and air conditioning contractors coming into our homes conspiring to make an quick, easy dollar (all the while not really fixing anything) or worse yet trying to upsell us on something we don't need (inevitably to build large ticket sales to increase their commission based paycheck).  Whether a small company with a single unlicensed/uninsured employee or a huge corporate outfit whose overhead would make Microsoft blush, the sad truth of such a large demand service industry [...]