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June 28, 2023

Upgrading your heating and cooling system is an investment. Since the average lifespan of an HVAC is about 15 to 20 years, choosing the right system plays a crucial role in your home’s long-term performance. 

However, hiring a contractor that is reputable and knowledgeable is just as important. 

As you collect quotes for furnace or AC replacement costs, it may be tempting to go with the cheapest bid, but that’s not always the most efficient or highest quality. Here’s why you shouldn’t go with the lowest bid on your heat pump, air conditioner, or furnace installation.

Lower HVAC Bids Cut Corners

When you go with the cheapest option for HVAC replacement, you’ll most likely end up getting what you pay for. Many budget contractors use low-quality parts and rush through a job in order to make up for their pricing, leading to future headaches and costly heating and cooling repairs for you. 

Tip: Invest in Quality

At Hassler, we take pride in offering the highest quality heating and cooling equipment available. From installing a heat pump to replacing your aging furnace, our team is committed to providing East Bay homeowners with exceptional service and results, every time.   

Cheap Contractors Usually Lack Expertise

There are many HVAC installation companies in and around the Bay Area that claim to offer the best price, but most of them don’t have the qualifications to ensure you’re getting the best system for your home. While your budget is an important detail, HVAC replacement is a complicated process that involves balancing different factors—like proper sizing and energy efficiency—to determine if your new HVAC system will heat and cool your home properly, keep your energy bills in check,  and last for years without breaking down. 

Tip: Look For Experience

Hassler offers a wide variety of HVAC services and our team is specialized in both cost-effective and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. We are also continually training to be up to date with the latest HVAC technologies and home performance services. 

Low Bids Come With Hidden Costs

Some of the cheaper HVAC bids don’t include everything that’s needed for a proper air conditioner or heat pump installation. This leads to a series of add-ons that can significantly increase the price in the end. These hidden costs can be for additional labor, parts, or even cleaning fees.

Tip: Check the Details

We believe that transparency is the key to building a strong relationship with our customers—in fact, it’s part of The Hassler Difference that sets us apart from other contractors in the East Bay. Our reputation is the foundation of our company and we want to make sure that you understand exactly what you’re being charged for with your HVAC installation cost so there are no surprises along the way.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality For Your HVAC Installation 

Hassler Heating and Air Conditioning is the top HVAC installation company in the East Bay, providing HVAC replacement, repair, and maintenance services to Alameda, Marin, and Contra Costa Counties. We have helped thousands of families and businesses with home performance solutions like:

Upgrade your HVAC with the experts at Hassler. Call 510-848-3030 or contact us online.

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