Home Efficiency Upgrades That Will Be Popular in 2022


If you’re ready to build a house and are researching home efficiency trends for 2022, you’ve come to the right place.

Auburndale Builders is committed to helping homeowners from Milford to Tewksbury enjoy greater energy efficiency and create healthier homes in 2022 that will last for years to come. There are endless benefits to having an energy-efficient home, and Auburndale Builders is committed to helping you create the efficient home of your dreams. Listening and collaborating are two major parts of how we work. Get inspired by popular home efficiency trends homeowners will be embracing in 2022: 

  • Embracing Renewable Energy

As homeowners become increasingly interested in reducing their impact on the environment, we will continue to see a rise in the popularity of renewable energy upgrades. This is well-timed from a financial perspective—according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar installation costs have dropped 70% over the last decade.

Solar PV systems, geothermal heat pump installation, and more will continue to grow in desirability as cost-effective solutions to improving home energy efficiency and reducing monthly energy costs.

  • High-efficiency New Construction and Retrofits

Interest in new custom homes shows no sign of slowing, and home builders are increasingly interested in building properties that adhere to passive and net zero standards. 

The Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) explains that passive homes are designed to meet “quantifiable and rigorous” levels of energy efficiency. This makes for a low-cost and extremely comfortable home, even in extreme weather conditions. 

Net zero homes are defined by the Zero Energy Project as normal homes with energy efficient  upgrades, including solar panels, advanced design, and “superior building systems” to create extreme efficiency and generate as much energy as it uses on an annual basis.

Both types of buildings will continue to rise in popularity as homeowners enjoy more affordable and accessible methods to boost energy efficiency.

  • Overall Home Electrification

Home electrification potential is advancing at an impressive rate, and environmentally conscious homeowners who value low home operating costs are taking notice.

Solar batteries are an excellent example of why home electrification is more appealing and affordable than ever. Batteries like the Tesla Powerwall and Enphase Encharge are increasingly easy to obtain and add to a new solar system. These systems store extra energy generated by solar panels for use at night. This means you can completely eliminate your reliance on your local grid and save accordingly! As an added bonus, battery-stored energy can also be used during power outages. 

  • Home Efficiency Upgrades

Whether building a new home or retrofitting an existing one, high-efficiency upgrades are increasingly popular in the pursuit of a high performance, energy efficient home for 2022 and beyond. 

Examples of easy upgrades that will help homeowners save on monthly energy costs include:

  • Insulation and air sealing

  • High-efficiency appliances

  • Energy-efficient lighting

  • Sealed windows and doors

  • Programmable thermostats

Consult Auburndale for All Your Home Efficiency Goals

Work with the experienced team at Auburndale Builders to see how your home can become more energy efficient and potentially less expensive to run. We value a collaborative approach, taking your needs and preferences into consideration every step of the way as we create your custom dream home.

Learn more about us and about our services to see why Auburndale Builders is Massachusetts’ trusted source of efficient, healthy homes.

Enjoy greater home efficiency in 2022. Call (617) 467-4171 or contact us online today.