Over the course of many years of serving the Central Coast, many satisfied Cienaga Solar clients have been able to take control of their energy bills, provide peace of mind, and do their part to ensure a clean and green planet for future generations.
Here are some excerpts from former clients who have came away from the Cienaga experience.
Big Savings Every Month...
Cienaga Solar installed a 4 kilowatt solar electric system and a solar water heater for us in 2009. We could not have been more pleased with the entire process. They evaluated our use of electricity, provided options and plans for us to review, and were accurate about the timeframe for plan approval, obtaining materials, and the time required to complete the job. They underbid the larger "warehouse" solar company in the area and handled the paperwork for the PG&E rebate. Their installation required less penetration and modification of the roof than others. Gabe and his crew are very personable, responsive, and hard-working. They have remained available as questions arose and we have had them do additional work for us. A year later, no problems with the workmanship or materials. Our electric bill for April 2009 was $150 compared to minus $10 for April 2010. I have no hesitation in recommending Cienaga Solar to others (and often wonder why more homes in sunny Central California have not yet gone solar- do it!)
Howard and Katrina Dolinsky, Arroyo Grande, CA
Commitment to Excellence...
When it comes to having heat and hot water, it's important to know that friendly and responsive people like Gabe and Debbie Alarcon are ready to help keep my systems working smoothly and efficiently. Gabe and his Cienaga team installed and have maintained my hydronic heating and tankless hot water systems since 1997 when I completed construction and moved into my home in rural Arroyo Grande. If a problem or question arises, Gabe and Debbie immediately assess the situation and provide an appointment and a solution as quickly as needed. Safety and reliability are their first concerns.
I trust Gabe to find the most cost-effective, high-quality systems that fit my energy needs, and to provide the best service. Also, I have tremendous respect and appreciation for Gabe's long-term commitment to research and technical expertise in the field of renewable energy systems.
Karen Merriam, Arroyo Grande, CA
Honest and Dependable...
We have used Cienaga services since 1995. If we had to describe Gabe's services in just a few words, they would be: honesty, integrity, trustworthy, dependable, remains current by updating his knowledge and using the latest in technology, and he gets it right the first time! He will always give you accurate information on what is the best for you and your home no matter how large or small the project may be.
In 2009 he installed our new electric solar panels so that now during sunny weather our bill is about $5. a month. Gabe truly is concerned about the environment and will do all he can to help you "go green"!
We highly recommend him.
Margaret and Raul, Arroyo Grande, CA
Careful and Considerate...
This morning I was looking at the electrical configuration at the back of my new home -- things that will need to be "cleaned up" before painting the house. Of course, I thought of Gabe and Cienaga Services, and there is a sense of relief and safety in knowing the level of expertise and care that will be brought to the job. Beyond the fact that Gabe knows his business thoroughly, is the knowing that the site will be left clean and that my interactions will be pleasant and professional, and that the job will be expertly done! Thanks, Cienaga Services for making this part of home ownership so worry free.
Marie Mcree, Los Osos, CA
Consistency in Quality...
Cienaga was a sub-contractor when my husband and I built our home here on the central coast 12 years ago. They did a great job then and they continue to do a great job now...friendly, reliable, knowledgeable and respectful of your property-–right down to wearing booties before entering the house and leaving things neat and tidy when they leave. We will continue to use them for years to come!
Evelyn and Chuck Plemons, Shell Beach, CA
Stellar Customer Service...
A couple of years ago, we decided to go solar. After shopping around we chose Cienaga Solar for their reputation of great service and quality work. It was an added bonus that the price was right as well! We run our business, Comet Realty from our home and use quite a bit of power. Gabe sized up our situation and installed the right amount of solar panels to generate almost exactly the power we use. Last year we produced exactly $12 more power than we used. Our bill use to be between $290 and $425 per month. Now it is $4.25 per month. Now that is the kind of Green I like to see!
I have recommended Cienaga Solar to several friends, and all have been satisfied. In a time when it seems the "Big Companies" have forgotten what customer service is it is refreshing to find a local family run company that really delivers quality customer service.
Tim Townley, San Luis Obispo, CA