I would recommend the Field Piece HS 36 to anyone in the HVAC industry. It has many features that other multimeters do not have: free ammeter, non contact voltage indicator, Mfm for capacitors, test for flame diode,changeable accessory heads, etc.
It was difficult for me to pay that much for it years ago. The features have saved me a lot of time and $ on additional testers. I am glad I bought it.
Fluke and exetechs are the way to go, ideal has some pretty nice meters with front display and bottom dislpay(for when you're in a tight spot) that won't break the bank quite as much. I wouldn't skimp when it comes to your meter though.