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Moore Mechanical, Inc.

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Moore Mechanical, Inc.

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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 407 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Tom P.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 407

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

You get what you pay for and I think that they are a very professional, well-run organization that you can rely on.

I liked the professionalism. They were in and out in the time they said they were going to be and the work was done professionally. I have recommended them a number of times and I think they are great.

Michael Y.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 407

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a good job.

The technician who came was very helpful. He was courteous, professional, and I was very impressed with him. The technicians who installed my heater were very professional as well.

Paul M.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 407

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They came to fix my furnace and they made it work. They worked on my mom's house as well. They did a great job.

They show up on time and they fix the problem. They get things working again, especially at my parents' place as they are old.

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Stephen J. Moore, President

Moore Mechanical, Inc. is one of the few HVAC companies that offer its customers a comprehensive approach to energy efficiency upgrades for their homes or buildings. As a trained and certified building performance contractor, the company can show clients how a “whole house” approach can offer them more choices when it comes to upgrading their comfort systems, including checking insulation levels, air leakage and total energy use. Moore Mechanical is also a PG&E participating contractor and can help guide customers through any possible utility rebate programs.

Established in 1985, Moore Mechanical has grown to be one of the premier HVAC contractors in the Bay Area, enjoying an extremely loyal customer base and benefiting from numerous referrals from existing customers. The company’s employees enjoy the family-run business culture that forces growth and training and emphasizes a customer-focused approach.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED CAPABILITIES ON Moore Mechanical, Inc.

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Service AREA

Contra Costa County
Alameda County

SERVICES PERFORMED

Heating and Air Conditioning Service, Installation, and Maintenance;
Duct Repairs and Replacement

BRANDS Supported
  • Carrier

  • Rheem

  • Trane

  • Mitsubishi

  • York

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Company Profile

Moore Mechanical, Inc. is one of the few HVAC companies that offer its customers a comprehensive approach to energy efficiency upgrades for their homes or buildings. As a trained and certified building performance contractor, the company can show clients how a “whole house” approach can offer them more choices when it comes to upgrading their comfort systems, including checking insulation levels, air leakage and total energy use. Moore Mechanical is also a PG&E participating contractor and can help guide customers through any possible utility rebate programs.

Established in 1985, Moore Mechanical has grown to be one of the premier HVAC contractors in the Bay Area, enjoying an extremely loyal customer base and benefiting from numerous referrals from existing customers. The company’s employees enjoy the family-run business culture that forces growth and training and emphasizes a customer-focused approach.

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Company Philosophy

“Our goal is to provide our customers with the best comfort solutions to meet their specific needs. We provide service that goes beyond normal HVAC companies, and our customers always tell us they’re impressed with the amount of options we offer. We strive to find solutions to meet each client’s needs while still keeping within their budget.”

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Comparative Summary

Some HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) contractors pride themselves on good service. Others pride themselves on quality products or low costs. Moore Mechanical strives to wrap them all together into a single, overriding benefit–value. For owner and founder Stephen Moore, that means quality brands, outstanding service and satisfying customers’ budget constraints.

Moore Mechanical performs heating and air conditioning replacement, repair and service, as well as duct repair, testing and cleaning. Having been in business for more than 25 years, Moore Mechanical offers more “options, ideas, suggestions and experience” than most other HVAC companies, says Mr. Moore.

The company is extremely responsive and communicative, an outgrowth of Mr. Moore’s aspiration to “keep customers for life.” When you call the company’s offices, you speak to a live person and, should you wish, to Mr. Moore himself. He believes this focus on personal attention is the reason so many of his first-time customers become repeat customers. Referrals, meanwhile, account for 70 percent of the company’s business–what Mr. Moore calls a “very good, loyal and happy customer base.”

Half of all customers opt for the company’s extended maintenance program. It covers maintenance and repair, including all labor and parts, for the life of the equipment. In some instances, the energy savings alone are enough to pay for the cost of the program.

Mr. Moore espouses a “whole-home” approach to HVAC care that looks at your entire house as a system. It begins with an initial consultation, during which a company representative spends several hours in your home conducting an extensive diagnostic work-up. They’ll check system requirements and capacities, inspect ductwork and review air quality. The consultation is “above and beyond that of most competitors,” says Mr. Moore. It helps ensure your initial quote is accurate, comprehensive and addresses all underlying needs and root causes.

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Industry Info

Air duct cleaning isn’t necessarily a cure-all. You’ve probably seen advertisements from companies offering to improve your home’s indoor air quality by cleaning your air ducts. This can include cleaning various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers, heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing.

If you have your heating and cooling system cleaned, make sure the service provider agrees to clean all components of the system and is qualified to do so. Failure to do so can result in re-contamination of the entire system, negating any benefits.

Some service providers may also suggest applying chemical biocides, designed to kill microbiological contaminants, to the inside of the ductwork and other system components. Others might apply chemical treatments (sealants or other encapsulants) to seal or cover the inside surfaces of the air ducts and equipment housings, which controls mold growth and prevents the release of dirt particles or fibers from ducts. These practices haven’t been fully researched, so educate yourself before taking this route.

Since knowledge about the potential benefits and problems of air duct cleaning is limited, it’s impossible to generalize whether air duct cleaning will benefit you.

If no one in your household has allergies or unexplained respiratory symptoms or illnesses, and if you see no visual indication that your air ducts are contaminated with large deposits of dust or mold (no musty odor or visible mold growth), you probably don’t need to clean them. It’s normal for the return registers to get dusty as air is pulled through the grate. This doesn’t mean your air ducts are contaminated; the registers can be easily vacuumed or removed and cleaned.

On the other hand, if family members are experiencing unusual or unexplained symptoms or illnesses you think might be related to your home environment, discuss the situation with your doctor. You can also visit the EPA’s website for more information.

Of course, you may consider cleaning your air ducts simply because you think they’ve grown dirty over time. While the debate about the value of periodic duct cleaning continues, no evidence suggests it would be detrimental, provided it’s done properly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should I repair my system or replace it?

A: It depends on a number of factors. If you go to a specific section of our website, www.mooremechanical.com/repairorreplace.asp, there’s a worksheet to help you decide.

Q: How do you price repairs?

A: We’ve found that the honest, straightforward solution is a flat rate. Everyone receives the same price, taken from our price book. Our technicians can show you the price, including discounts offered for loyal customers. The repair fee includes all labor, materials and so forth.

Q: Do you pull permits?

A: Yes, if it’s required. We’ll take care of the process and explain it to you.

Q: How do the rebate and tax credits work?

A: We handle all the paperwork for you. We make it as simple and seamless as possible. When a job is completed, all you do is sign the paperwork and send it in.

Q: What’s the best brand to use?

A: We’re not married to one brand. We want to put in the right product with the best value for you. We’ll typically offer one or two different options. Hopefully that’s comforting, knowing we’re not just trying to push our preferred brand.

Q: What kind of follow-up service do you offer after a job is completed?

A: If you’re a customer, you go on our Priority List. If there’s ever a problem and you call us by 10 a.m., we make our best effort to get there that day. If not, it’ll be the following day.

Q: What happens with old equipment?

A: All equipment we remove from your home is taken away and disposed of properly. Your home is covered with drop cloths wherever we’re working. My men all wear booties to protect your floors from dirt or dust.

Q: Can you help me reduce allergy problems in my house?

A: We can answer questions about air quality, whether it refers to the cleanliness of your ducts or just general problems with dust or allergies in your house. We can offer pretty much every solution possible, whether it’s duct cleaning, duct work replacement, or indoor air quality products that might take care of the allergens or pollen. We bring it all to the table.

Q: Do you offer any special deals?

A: We always have a special or coupon on our website. There are also rebates offered through our different manufacturers. Those can be up to $1,200, depending on the system you choose. We offer discounts on all our planned maintenance agreements that range from 10 to 20 percent on equipment or parts. There’s also a discount if you sign up for the three-year maintenance agreement. Plus, we always offer a 10 percent senior discount.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR ADVICE & TIPS FROM Steve Moore

Expert CONTRIBUTOR PROFILE
  • Steve Moore is a veteran of the HVAC industry and owner of Moore Mechanical, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2007. He can be reached at (925) 560-1505 or by email.

Steve Moore: A Fresh Opportunity

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

DUBLIN — As a union tradesman, Steve Moore was in between projects when he decided to take advantage of a fresh opportunity. “Before I got into residential HVAC, I was working out of a union shop in San Francisco,” he recounts. “I had just finished a big project and was waiting around for the next job, as is often the case with union work, and in the meantime I started doing jobs for friends and family. It wasn’t long before I realized waiting for union jobs didn’t make much sense when I had people ready to give me work. Ultimately, I decided to leave the union and start doing residential HVAC work, and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.”

Today, as owner of Moore Mechanical, Inc., Steve says his favorite part of his job is interacting with employees and customers alike. “I enjoy training my employees and watching them grow and be successful in the industry. Of course, I also get a lot of satisfaction from providing our customers with a high level of expertise and professionalism.”

A resident of Danville (where he lives with his wife, Wendy), Steve expresses his appreciation for the character of Bay Area work and life. “We’re very lucky in that we have both great weather and access to outdoor activities with the beach and mountains close by. From a business perspective, the Bay Area offers everything from excellent demographics to cutting-edge technology, so it’s great being able to offer the best systems to customers who appreciate quality.”

Outside of work, Steve engages in a variety of active pastimes, from outdoor pursuits to charitable activities. “I’m an avid cyclist and enjoy both mountain biking and road biking, the latter of which I do somewhat competitively,” he says. “I also do a lot of camping in the mountains with my family. Other than that, my wife and I are very involved in our church and like taking part in missions, both locally and abroad.”

In regard to a professional philosophy, Steve espouses the importance of the customer experience. “We’re committed to providing our customers with a great experience from start to finish,” he affirms. “This starts with the initial phone call and goes all the way through the job’s completion. We want each customer to feel great about the decision they made in hiring us, to the point where they can’t help but tell their friends and family about it.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Steve says he’d take his cycling hobby to a new locale. “I’d go for a week-long cycling trip in Italy. Of course, long-term, I would continue contributing to my business through training and teaching, and just make sure it continues to be healthy going into the future.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Coffee.

Q: If you could live in the city or the country, which would you choose?
A: The country.

Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: The San Francisco 49ers.

Q: Did you play any high school sports?
A: I played football and wrestled.

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: Old-fashioned, wall-mounted thermometers.

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  • Addressing the Big Picture with HVAC Estimates

    DUBLIN — When getting an estimate for a new heating, cooling and ventilation system, make sure it addresses the big picture. First of all, the estimate should address all aspects of system operation, not just the HVAC unit itself. The estimate should also present alternative options to replacement, such as repairing the existing system (if viable). Furthermore, if your home contains asbestos or other risk factors, the estimate should address any related safety concerns.

    In particular, any HVAC estimate should include information about the home’s air ducts. To ensure proper system performance, a new HVAC unit needs to be properly sized in accordance with the existing ductwork, which requires careful calculation on the part of the estimating contractor. In some cases, a contractor may recommend that the air ducts be replaced as well (depending on their size, age and condition), as leaky or damaged ductwork can substantially hamper system efficiency. Either way, a thorough estimate will ensure this crucial aspect of system installation doesn’t get overlooked.

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  • Video: What’s in an HVAC Estimate?

    Complete Video Transcription:

    DUBLIN — Host, Sarah Rutan: When reading an estimate for a new heating and cooling system, there are several things you should be looking for. Today we’re in Dublin with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Steve Moore of Moore Mechanical to learn more.

    Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Steve Moore: My name is Steve Moore. I’m with Moore Mechanical Heating and Air Conditioning in Dublin. I would like folks out there to think about when they’re getting quotes on a replacement heating system or cooling system or both — make sure that when you get those quotes you are taking a look at what’s being brought to you in that estimate. Are they talking about the ductwork system? Are they presenting you with options to replace or fix? Is there asbestos in the home? Make sure that you’re getting those quotes that have that information in there about the air distribution system: very, very important.

    A lot of customers will just focus on getting that furnace replaced and their air conditioner replaced but don’t address that air distribution system that’s under their floor or in their attic. It’s so important that that ductwork system has been sized properly, installed properly. If the ductwork system’s not getting replaced, make sure that your contractor is letting you know that it is in good condition and that it is sized properly to handle that new system that you’re putting into your home.

    Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

Company Credentials i
  • Workers Compensation
  • Liability Insurance
  • License Verification
  • Business Practices
  • Current Complaint File
  • Legal & Finance
Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 407 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Tom P.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

You get what you pay for and I think that they are a very professional, well-run organization that you can rely on.

I liked the professionalism. They were in and out in the time they said they were going to be and the work was done professionally. I have recommended them a number of times and I think they are great.

Michael Y.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a good job.

The technician who came was very helpful. He was courteous, professional, and I was very impressed with him. The technicians who installed my heater were very professional as well.

Paul M.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They came to fix my furnace and they made it work. They worked on my mom's house as well. They did a great job.

They show up on time and they fix the problem. They get things working again, especially at my parents' place as they are old.

Robin B.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

4 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We have used them for years and we trust them.

We always like the people who come out. They are honest, they know what they are doing, and they're quick to get here.

Grayson B.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

5 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are professional and dependable.

Their expertise, I have been more than happy with them.

Nan A.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

6 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were professional, helpful, and competent.

The thoroughness of their evaluation

Gerald K.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

7 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Moore is a good, reliable organization. They are always on top of things.

Overall, my feelings are good towards them and their service.

James G.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

8 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were pretty good.

They were good and I am happy with their work.

Amie C.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

9 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did what we needed them to do and in a timely manner.

The worker was nice. Our problem was not solved the first time, so they had to come back, but they got it fixed and didn't charge us at all for the second service trip.

Dale B.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

10 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were very efficient and did a great job, but they are a little pricey.

They came in, did the job, cleaned up afterwards, and we haven't had any problems with anything they've done for us.

Ronald L.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

11 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are extremely professional.

They do their job effectively.

Todd M.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

12 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Call these guys. They're unknown.

Their efficiency, cost, and the quality of their workmanship

Kathy B.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

13 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did a great job. they are priced well, communicate well, and are reasonable.

Just overall, they did a good job with the work that they did for us. the equipment is good quality and has been working wonderfully. They replaced all of our duct work when we had them put in a new HVAC system and they did great.

Janet J.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

14 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend them, but my husband dealt with them more than me.

They were fine.

April O.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

15 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They have been really helpful.

That they have helped

Sylvia S.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

16 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend them.

They were neat and prompt.

Harper W.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

17 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very efficient and have nice customer service.

They schedule their services very fast.

Leena E.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

18 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They provide comprehensive services for existing major appliances in the home.

The ease of their servicing and getting scheduled, I've always had a package with them. It's nice because I don't have to think about it.

Tiffany K.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

19 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are reliable, clean, and explain everything well.

All of their finishing work is really nice. For anything that required holes in the ceiling, they did a nice job and with the finishing touches. It was more than I expected.

Jennifer O.

VERIFIED Moore Mechanical, Inc. CUSTOMER

20 of 407

Quality 10
10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Don't call anybody else. They are the best.

They are knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and on time, which is huge.

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