Starting a business is notoriously difficult. Business plans must be developed, capital investments made, loans secured, and so on (for a comprehensive list of items needed to start your own business, research HVAC business). Even if you are able to get your business up and running, there is no guarantee that it will survive. Indeed, statistics show that most businesses do not make it to their first anniversary. However, some businesses do better than others. Home comfort businesses are among the most successful given the growing demand for indoor temperature control. This is of course primarily the case in the US where most homes, businesses and vehicles are equipped with central air conditioning and heating. The US, especially those parts of the US associated with more extreme temperatures, is the best place to start a home comfort business. Home comfort businesses provide a plethora of goods and services that make people’s homes more inviting and comfortable. These include: whole home air purification, air conditioning, heating, fire place (and fireplace clean up and installation) and more. Home comfort businesses can also provide the expertise you need to determine what kind of heating and cooling products are best for your home, office or business and can recommend the appropriate technicians to do the job. Other services they may provide or recommend include: duct cleaning, duct sealing, air filter cleaning, air conditioning service, installation and repair. Take note of the business’s specialization, however, since some home comfort businesses specialize in heating, while others specialize in cooling, and yet others specialize in indoor air quality and purification systems (for a list of home comfort businesses in your area, research HVAC business).