Our Mission

is to drastically improve the

Comfort, Health & Carbon Footprint 

of your home

Dan Perunko

leads every project

We Judge Ourselves On 

Happy Clients 

state-of-the-art homes
and measured performance

Are we the right company for your home?

At Balance Point Home Performance, we set high standards. If you decide to work with us, you can rest assured knowing that your home performs well beyond what building codes require. Our team takes extra care and time to get every job done right. We’re not for everyone, but if you want a home for life, we should talk.






Energy Audits & DIagnostic SErvices

It’s important to start any home upgrade with an energy audit—especially when you’re making improvements for efficiency. This allows our team to gain valuable insight into your home’s current performance and make accurate recommendations that will have the longest lasting and most reliable results. We offer a range of diagnostic services as well as Home Energy Audits.

This test allows us to find where air leakage is occurring throughout your home, and usually takes about 1-2 hours to complete.

Using a thermal imaging infrared camera, we can discover the effectiveness of your home’s insulation and thermal envelope.

This test allows our team to determine exactly where your home’s energy is being used so that you can find ways to conserve and save on your energy bills.

From testing your HVAC system for efficiency to your duct system for leaks that could be causing energy waste, we can help make sure every aspect of your heating & cooling system is running properly.

Not only do we test how well your water heater is performing, but we’ll test all the pipes leading to each faucet as well.

Home performance contracting includes looking at everything from lighting to insulation, from the furnace in your garage to the air sealing in your attic, to solve everything from moisture problems, comfort issues, to energy waste and beyond.

We design every HVAC system we install, selecting each component based on performance and engineering grills, registers, and ductwork.

We provide solutions for crawl spaces of any size, keeping the area dry and clean while ensuring improved indoor air quality for your entire home.

If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s durability and zero out your net energy consumption, our extensive building science expertise can help get you there.

Home Performance Retrofit Services

By viewing your whole home as an interworking system and utilizing building science as the backbone to our work, Balance Point Home Performance can help make your home more comfortable, energy efficient, safe, durable and healthy.

Building & HVAC Design Services

Whether we are working on retrofit work or new construction, Balance Point Home Performance takes the complexity of a building and each component within it into consideration. Our team understands that every home is unique with its own set of needs, and our experience gives us the necessary tools to design a customized mechanical system or building enclosure that will last a lifetime.

Your home’s thermal envelope plays a crucial role in its overall efficiency, as well as the comfort and health of your living spaces. Our team takes special care to make sure your building enclosure is sealed and insulated correctly.

Properly sizing your heating & cooling systems is important for ensuring a long lifespan and optimal performance. We perform Manual J calculations to take the guesswork out of determining the correct sizing and get the most accurate results. We can also do low load heating and cooling calculations for homeowners that want to minimize their energy consumption.

We specialize in designing low load heating & cooling systems that use less energy while still meeting the comfort needs of a home. Low load heating & cooling systems are a great option for any California home, especially zero net energy and passive homes.

Our team designs duct systems and installs state-of-the-art ventilation equipment in homes in order to enhance energy distribution and provide healthy air throughout.

We work with builders, architects, engineers, contractors, and homeowners to expertly design energy efficient new homes in the Truckee-Grass Valley area. Our building science expertise and decades of experience make us a great fit for any high-performance home building team.

Training, Classes, & Research

Not only does Dan from Balance Point Home Performance do retrofit and new construction work, he also teaches classes on energy efficiency for contractors, architects, engineers, home design professionals, and homeowners. Some of the available educational opportunities include utility courses on home performance through the Energy Training Centers of California’s utility companies and private training for contractors and nonprofits on the importance of a high-performing home. 

Ready to see what Balance Point Home Performance can do for you? Call 530-477-0695 or contact us online to get started.

Hear what our satisfied clients have to say

Balance Point’s work was impressive from start to finish. They worked with us to modify an existing home design to be more energy efficient, established an excellent relationship with our general contractor, then designed and executed a heating and cooling system that has met all of our needs, keeping our … Read More

Grass Valley, CA

We can’t sing enough praises about Balance Point.  Truly in a class by themselves, they fully understand the science of energy performance and are leaders in their field when it comes to research and analysis.

Dave B.

I’m writing this review based on an excellent experience my family had with Balance Point Home Performance.

Ken B.


Brian and Kim R.
Grass Valley, CA

I want to report that we experienced at least a 5-8 degree drop in temperature in the main part of the house at all times of the day due to the new insulation. It also appears that a similar, but slightly less benefit is occurring in our bedroom, as well. … Read More

Tom P.
Nevada City, CA

I thought you’d be interested to know that last month our Ferrell gas bill was 330 and the one I just got was only 157. Awesome decrease of 52%!

David and Allison S.
Nevada City, CA
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