- Air Conditioning
- Energy Audits
- Duct Systems
- Indoor Air Quality
- Other Services
Why We Do What We Do
We started this company because we wanted to do something that had a positive impact on people's lives and the environment. After noticing that one house would use two or three times more energy than that of another house the same exact size, we realized that the amount of energy people were using wasn't always a homeowner's fault, but it was rather the fault of the actual construction of the home. Quickly, we recognized that a building works as a system, and if one component is thrown off, the entire building doesn't function as it's supposed to, causing high bills, uneven temperatures in the home, and poor indoor air quality- all which make an uncomfortable space to live in. We take pride in being able to solve these issues.
At Ideal Energy we understand that there are many misconceptions about what “green” improvements and products are, and what cost effective solutions are available to help you reach your goals. Our certified building analysts will evaluate your home as a system, using industry proven building performance equipment and testing methods. This approach allows us to develop an accurate picture of your home’s performance, which in turn permits us to provide ultimate retrofit solutions.
In addition to being your best choice for all Phoenix-area jobs (we are also members of the Electric League of Arizona, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and the Arizona Heat Pump Council), we are easy, personable, and straight forward. We don't play games, and we get the job done right.
Alex is co-owner of Ideal Energy and has a passion for residential energy efficient home construction and mechanical design. Alex's interest in building science started when he was a little boy; he built three test model homes in his backyard, insulated them differently and monitored their thermal performance.
After starting his career fresh out of college installing solar photovoltaic panels, he found himself analyzing energy usage in similar sized homes and discovered two very similar homes could be using a drastically different amount of energy. He questioned why this could be and through research found the concept of Building Performance. Alex oversees all aspects of Ideal Energy's construction operations, energy efficiency and mechanical design.
He holds a BA from ASU in Design Studies with an emphasis on the Built Environment. In his spare time you can find him working in his backyard, carving tiki heads, remodeling his home (he's re-done his own attic 3 different times), hiking with his dogs, kayaking, snowboarding and traveling with his brothers and friends!
Elena is co-owner of Ideal Energy and oversees all operations of the company. She has a passion for helping people lower their energy usage for the betterment of the environment and enjoys developing a team that is the best of the best in her industry! She is a founding board member of the Building Performance Association and has been involved with helping move the industry forward since 2015. Elena holds a BA from ASU in Design Management.
On her spare time you can find her going on hikes with her four dogs, hanging on the lake, backpacking, snowboarding, seeing live music with friends and traveling around the world!
Chris has been a valuable part of Ideal Energy since 2012. He is responsible for overseeing all of our common services which include, but are not limited to: air sealing, duct sealing and repairs, HVAC repair and replacement, insulation and ensuring customer satisfaction by communication. Prior to joining Ideal Energy, Chris worked as a roofer for 3 years. His reliability, strong work ethic and problem solving skills ensure that our construction jobs are completed to the highest quality of standards.
On Chris' spare time, you can find him following football during football season, listening to some good old Country classics, and enjoying life with his wife and daughter!
Lead AC Installer
Mikie has been an integral part of the Ideal Energy team for almost two years. He is a BPI Certified Building Analyst and has extensive experience in residential energy efficiency and all home performance construction methods. He is in charge of ensuring every job is completed to our vigorous standards.
On his time off, Mikie enjoys exploring the outdoors, being at the beach or working on his backyard with his wife, two dogs and his friends!
HP Installer / AC Apprentice
Ernesto has been on the Ideal Team for over a year now and is enjoying learning a new trade. He is on his way to learning how to install new AC equipment and is enjoying the apprenticeship process. He is an integral part of the team and enjoys everything about the home performance process. Ernesto is multilingual - he speaks English, Spanish and sign language fluently!
On his spare time, you can find him working on cars, motorcycles and enjoying time with his close family!
Maxine has been in the HVAC industry for several years and has been on the Ideal Team for 1 year now. She is the voice on the other side of the phone when you call in for scheduling, helps take in orders, processes paperwork and helps assist our field team sometimes!
On her time off, you can find her listening to a wide variety of music and spending time with her family, friends and children!
Efficiency and Comfort Adviser
Wes is a customer service professional that cares about delivering quality and value to his customers. Over the course of the last decade, he helped install Megawatts of solar power with some of Arizona's oldest and most reputable solar companies. Wes has now turned to the energy efficiency industry in search of 'negawatts' (a unit of energy saved) as a means of delivering long term value and comfort for Arizonans in our extreme climate.
Wes is a fan of motorsports, soccer, hanging out with his two kids and adventuring into the great outdoors!
Efficiency and Comfort Adviser
Brandon is a current instructor at the Electric League of Arizona and Arizona Heat Pump Council, a former Building Performance Institute Proctor/Trainer and has over 26 years experience in residential building construction and home performance contracting. He is currently a BPI Certified Envelope Professional and Building Analyst. He has personally retrofitted thousands of homes to the highest quality of efficiency, air tightness, airflow, and insulation. Brandon is extremely happy to be part of the Ideal Energy team and looks forward to contributing to High Performance homes here in the Valley of the Sun.
On his spare time, you can find him exploring Arizona's trails or rivers with his wife, kids and grandkids!
What Our Customers Are Saying
December 8, 2020
Of all the things that can go wrong in your Metro Phoenix area home, there are few things more frustrating than putting your hand up to your heating vent only to feel cold air blowing. If your... Read more
November 11, 2020
Removing old, improperly installed insulation and replacing it can help keep your Arizona home more comfortable and more affordable to heat and cool. 9 out of 10 homes in the United States are... Read more