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Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling

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Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling

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Rose G.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

1 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Dependable, reliable and honest

They were very honest and it was a great experience. It was above board and no secrets.

Anita T.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

2 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they did a good job.

I thought they were really professional, the women at the office who set everything up were great, and the people they sent out were good. I was all around happy with the work. I thought they did a fine job.

Julie C.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

3 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were reasonably priced and they helped me get a new furnace right after my husband passed away. I was very happy with the manager who came and set it up. They were very timely.

Their service and price were very reasonable.

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Jon Diamond (L) and Curtis Moore, Owners

Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling is a full-service residential heating, air conditioning and solar company that serves all of Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties. In addition to its comprehensive HVAC and Solar services, the company has the in-house capabilities to replace and clean ductwork and much more.

Owners Curtis Moore and Jon Diamond credit much of Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling’s success to its personal touch and ability to think outside the box. “At the end of the day, what separates us is the fact that we do what we say we’re going to do and never charge add-ons or extras,” says Mr. Diamond. “We’re the company to call if a homeowner wants true craftsmanship installation—our technicians are skilled at coming up with solutions for even the most complicated installations.”

Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling implements a variety of Green business practices that are designed to protect the environment, including using ozone-friendly refrigerant and properly recycling all used HVAC equipment. “Any time we install a heating or cooling system, we take the time to ensure it’s the correct size for the home, which increases the overall comfort and minimizes the necessary natural resources that the system uses to operate,” adds Mr. Diamond. “That way, we can create a comfortable living space while minimizing our impact on the environment.”

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Service AREA

Napa County
Sonoma County
Marin County

SERVICES PERFORMED

Heating and Cooling System
Repair and Installation
Heat Pumps
Indoor Air Purification Systems
Duct Repair and Replacement
Duct Cleaning
Solar

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling

Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling technicians Rich (L) and Steve get the right bend on a refrigerant line.

Company Profile

Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling is a full-service residential heating, air conditioning and solar company that serves all of Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties. In addition to its comprehensive HVAC and Solar services, the company has the in-house capabilities to replace and clean ductwork and much more.

Owners Curtis Moore and Jon Diamond credit much of Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling’s success to its personal touch and ability to think outside the box. “At the end of the day, what separates us is the fact that we do what we say we’re going to do and never charge add-ons or extras,” says Mr. Diamond. “We’re the company to call if a homeowner wants true craftsmanship installation—our technicians are skilled at coming up with solutions for even the most complicated installations.”

Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling implements a variety of Green business practices that are designed to protect the environment, including using ozone-friendly refrigerant and properly recycling all used HVAC equipment. “Any time we install a heating or cooling system, we take the time to ensure it’s the correct size for the home, which increases the overall comfort and minimizes the necessary natural resources that the system uses to operate,” adds Mr. Diamond. “That way, we can create a comfortable living space while minimizing our impact on the environment.”

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Company Philosophy

"We do everything we say we're going to do, exactly the way we've promised, and that's reflected in our mission: ‘100% Right…or 100% Free.' We approach every job with character, honor, and integrity, and we always treat our customers and their homes with respect. Our goal is to complete every job on time and to the client's exact specifications."

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Comparative Summary

Maintaining customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any business, but it’s even more important for HVAC companies that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award. For Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling, the key to achieving and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction is simple: approach every job with integrity and give customers the best value for their money. “We’ve designed our services to essentially be risk-free,” says co-owner Jon Diamond. “Our reputation is very important to us, so we always keep our promises and focus on delivering the best possible work.”

Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling has been installing, repairing, and maintaining heating and cooling systems for residential clients in Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties since 2009. In addition to its comprehensive HVAC services, the company has the in-house capabilities to install earthquake safety valves, clean and replace ductwork, recycle used HVAC equipment, and more.

Unlike less experienced HVAC companies that take a “one size fits all” approach to installing heating and cooling systems, Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling takes the time to determine its customers’ specific needs and educate them so they can make informed buying decisions. “The average person only purchases one furnace or air conditioner in their lifetime, but we deal with them every day, so we utilize our expertise to educate our customers about the systems that are right for their situations,” says Mr. Diamond. “By giving them basic information, we help ensure their HVAC systems work as efficiently as possible.”

Another distinguishing attribute of Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling is its comprehensive approach to quality control, which includes testing every piece of equipment after it’s installed to make sure it functions correctly and providing ongoing training for its technicians so they can stay updated on the newest equipment and installation methods. “We want to be thought of as a great company that takes care of its customers, and having good quality control is an important part of that,” says Mr. Diamond. “At the end of the day, making our customers happy is what separates us from our competition.”

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Industry Info

Take simple steps to make your heating or cooling system more efficient and environmentally-friendly. Up to 33 percent of all energy costs in the United States come from indoor heating and cooling. Being comfortable inside is important for many people, but in order to save money and wasted energy, it’s also important to take steps to make your HVAC equipment more efficient. Consider the following tips:

Get equipment that’s the right size for your home. If an HVAC system is too small for your space, it’ll have to work overtime to keep the temperature even. Conversely, systems that are too big can cost a lot of money to operate. Have a professional HVAC contractor perform a load assessment to determine your specific needs and recommend a system that’s right for you.

Seal leaking ducts to prevent loss of hot or cold air. This may be the easiest thing you can do to improve your system’s efficiency.

Maintain your system. Change air filters monthly, keep coils clean, ensure the outdoor condenser unit isn’t blocked or clogged, and have your HVAC contractor perform annual inspections and tune-ups.

Set your thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature rather than allowing temperature swings. “Don’t wait until your home gets too hot or cold to turn on your system,” recommends Jon Diamond, co-owner of Moore – Solar / Heating / Cooling in Windsor. “It’s much more efficient to set your thermostat early and let it maintain that temperature throughout the day.”

Reduce the load on your heating and cooling equipment. Turn off unneeded lights and shut down household appliances that drain electricity when they’re not being used. Avoid doing laundry or running the dishwasher at peak energy times when your HVAC system is running. Use ceiling or box fans to move air around your home. Open windows at night to let in cool air and reduce the strain on your air conditioning unit.

Don’t shut off vents to little-used rooms. “Many people close vents in their homes and think they’re saving energy, but that actually increases static pressure in the system,” says Mr. Diamond. “HVAC systems are designed for a certain amount of air flow, and blocking off registers creates too much pressure and makes them work harder.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much will my new HVAC system cost?

A: It depends on the system, but we’ll give you a free estimate that includes a complete load calculation of your house, which will tell you how much a properly sized piece of equipment will cost. We’ll also give you information and pricing on different brands and models.

Q: How long will it take to repair my HVAC system?

A: It depends on the type of repair that’s needed, but most service calls take between an hour and two hours to complete. Regardless of whether your system needs maintenance or repairs, we take the time to look at everything so we can identify possible issues and bring them to your attention.

Q: How soon can you get here?

A: We can typically come out for estimates or repairs within 24 hours of your initial call, but that depends on the time of year, our schedule and the nature of your problem.

Q: Do you offer warranties on the heating and cooling systems you install?

A: Yes, and we have some of the best warranties in the business. Parts and labor are covered for 10 years, and all repairs are covered for one year. We also have a ‘one year test drive’ program that allows you to get 100 percent of your money back if you’re dissatisfied with your system during the first year.

Q: Do you offer after-hours service or emergency repairs?

A: Our service technicians are on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergencies, and a live person always answers our phones, even when our offices are closed.

Q: How does your estimating process work?

A: We usually do estimates on nights and weekends so it’s easy for the homeowners to be there. We believe it’s important to have all the decision makers involved so everyone understands the systems, warranties and various options.

Q: How often should I have my air ducts cleaned?

A: Every house is different, but we usually recommend having your air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

Q: How do I know if I need my air ducts cleaned?

A: If you notice excessive dust in the house or pet hair coming out of vents, your ducts probably need to be cleaned. You can also remove the vent cover and look inside to see if it’s dirty. If you do that, choose one vent that’s close to the system and one vent that’s far away to see if there’s a difference. If there’s still dirt in the duct farthest away from the unit, you should have your air ducts cleaned.

Q: Why should I have my dryer vent cleaned?

A: Clogged dryer vents can cause fires, and cleaning them is a very inexpensive preventative measure. We recommend having your dryer vent cleaned once a year.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTOR ADVICE & TIPS FROM Jon Diamond

Expert CONTRIBUTOR PROFILE

Jon Diamond: A Brilliant Opportunity

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SANTA ROSA – When Jon Diamond was introduced to the HVAC field by a family member, he had no idea how far it would take him. “I got into the trade through my cousin, who was a union sheet metal worker,” he remembers. “After about a year with the union, I got into residential HVAC retrofitting, where I was lucky enough to get trained on design and estimating. Eventually, I partnered with Curtis Moore and we founded our own company, which continues to specialize in HVAC retrofitting.”

Today, as owner of Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling, Jon says his favorite part of his job is providing opportunities for his employees. “A lot of our employees are at a point where they’re starting families, so I love the fact that we’re able to provide them with careers that have opportunities for advancement. We have something we call the ‘sweet spot,’ which is when we’re able to match an employee with a position that utilizes their natural disposition and talents. When we’re able to get someone to a place where they’re enthusiastic about their job, that’s when the magic happens.”

A resident of Petaluma (where he lives with his wife, Gen, and the younger two of their four children), Jon likes to spend his time outside of work on active pastimes like golf and fishing. “My business partner, Curtis, is a big steelhead fisherman, so I always enjoy joining him for that,” he says. “Also, I’ve recently been on a health kick, so I’ve been hiking a whole bunch, which I really love.” Jon also enjoys spending time with his family, including his two adult sons, 17-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son.

In regard to a professional philosophy, Jon espouses the importance of three words: character, honor and integrity. “Those three words are the foundation of our business,” he affirms. “We believe that if we incorporate those three things on every job and in every decision, the financial aspect will take care of itself. I think a lot of businesses make the fundamental error of basing every decision on getting profits as high as possible. That’s not us—we’re more concerned with creating a healthy, balanced culture that ensures our customers have good experiences and gives our employees the opportunity to have fulfilling careers.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Jon says he’d take some time to recoup from the rigors of running a business. “I would probably do nothing for a couple of months—just spend more time with my family and relax. After that, who knows?”

Ask Me Anything!

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

Q: What’s your favorite TV show?
A: “Mad Men.”

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: I’d actually like to see all of Europe—maybe travel backpacking style and just spend a month hiking from country to country.

Q: Did you play any sports in high school?
A: I played golf.

Q: What was your favorite toy as a child?
A: An old, wooden box truck my grandfather gave me. I still have it!

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Expert articles
  • Optimizing Air Conditioner Performance

    SANTA ROSA — Staying cool during summer can be a challenge, especially if your air conditioner isn’t working efficiently. Here are a few tips for optimizing your air conditioner’s performance during the warmer months:

    1. Change your air filter. Replacing your air filter every three months will ensure ample air flow and maintain good indoor air quality. For people who experience summertime allergies, it’s worthwhile to look into a high-grade filter model, which will provide better filtration for pollens and other airborne particles.

    2. Check your air ducts. Even if you change your air filter often, your home’s indoor air quality can still be compromised by dirty ductwork. Look inside your air ducts; if they appear dirty, use a vacuum cleaner attachment to suck up any visible dirt and dust. This will help allay summer-specific allergy and/or respiratory issues. If your air ducts haven’t been cleaned in several years, it’s a good idea to have a professional come out and do it.

    3. Maintain your outdoor unit. In order for an air conditioner to function properly, its exterior unit needs to be kept clean. Regularly check your outdoor unit and make sure there are no plants or shrubs growing too closely, as these can obstruct proper ventilation. If there are fallen leaves or other debris on, in, or around the unit, use a leaf blower or broom to clear these away.

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  • Video: Optimizing Air Conditioner Performance

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    SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: As the summer season brings warmer temperatures, you’ll want to make sure your home’s air conditioner is running at peak performance. To learn more, we’re in Santa Rosa with Matthew Tindall of Moore – Solar / Heating / Cooling, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jon Diamond.

    Matthew Tindall: Hello there. We are back with another air conditioning season, 2016. We’re here to help you with your air conditioning needs. Here’s a couple tips that will help you out for the summer.

    The first thing is, we want to look at our filtration. It’s really important that we keep up to date on our filters. We want to make sure that we change them out at least every three months. If you folks have some allergy issues, you really want to look into the higher-grade filters, which you can find at any hardware store.

    The other thing we want to focus on, as well, is the upkeep on the outdoor unit. We really want to make sure that there’s no shrubbery or anything around the outdoor air conditioning. We want to make sure everything is nice and clean around there so that everything can breathe properly. That’ll really help the efficiency of the air conditioning and allow the A/C to work at its peak performance.

    One other thing before we go. We want to talk about the duct work underneath the home. If you folks are having breathing issues or any allergy issues, feel free to look inside your ducting, and you can go down inside of there with a vacuum and actually clean it out with a vacuum. So, that’ll help out with your breathing issues in the summertime, because there’s a lot of dust and pollens going around in the summertime.

    Other than that, we really recommend regular preventative maintenance. It’ll really help the efficiency of the system. We can get everything cleaned out for you, and everything can run efficiently and safely for the summer.

    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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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 175 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling : Average 9.2 out of 10 based on 175 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Rose G.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

1 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Dependable, reliable and honest

They were very honest and it was a great experience. It was above board and no secrets.

Anita T.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

2 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I think they did a good job.

I thought they were really professional, the women at the office who set everything up were great, and the people they sent out were good. I was all around happy with the work. I thought they did a fine job.

Julie C.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

3 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were reasonably priced and they helped me get a new furnace right after my husband passed away. I was very happy with the manager who came and set it up. They were very timely.

Their service and price were very reasonable.

Aleda C.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

4 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very good company

They were very careful.

Evette M.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

5 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were helpful with the installation.

They were fine.

William W.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

6 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were really great.

Their promptness

Don S.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

7 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I had no concerns.

Their honesty

Colman S.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

8 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I thought they were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. They were helpful, friendly and reasonable. I advise people to research their Web site because it does help.

Quality, no concerns at all

Harvey S.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

9 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I guess their professionalism.

The response was great and just the finance options that they presented to me.

Jim R.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

10 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would tell them they did a wonderful job.

It is hard to say, they were prompt, efficient and clean. It was fine, there wasn't anything for us to do or clean up after they had left. The workers did not take up much time as well.

Ed E.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

11 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

If you want air conditioning, call Moore.

When you're at a bar and you're trying to get a girl to come home with you and she says, let's go to my place, you don't ask questions, you say let's go. She might change her mind if you keep going with the questions.

David J.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

12 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I thought Moore was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They were great. I rated them a “10”.

Their knowledge and the fact that they were quick and able to do the job

Ellen D.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

13 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I though they were thorough and had everything scheduled carefully. They were very oriented toward customer service.

The whole experience was pleasant.

Virginia S.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

14 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Nothing

I don't know.

Cecelia R.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

15 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Check out a bunch of people before you choose one.

The guys who came out were very nice. They put an air conditioner and a heating unit in and it works, so it's all good.

Don S.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

16 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend them.

They seem professional.

Eileen B.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

17 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They seem very professional, and the system is working fine.

I have no idea. They put in a system to heat my house. They had nice uniforms, which I thought that was silly, but they seemed willing to help if I needed it.

Patricia N.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

18 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They were a wonderful group to deal with. They were helpful, and I couldn't say enough about the boys who came out.

How helpful they were, they were very good.

Janet Z.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

19 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That they're responsive and professional

They solved my problem with my heater.

Judy P.

VERIFIED Moore Solar / Heating / Cooling CUSTOMER

20 of 175

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They did what I wanted them to do, and they did a great job. It was kind of a tough situation, and they worked around it.

They were in and out, no muss, no fuss.

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