Cree LED Bulb
New Cree LED bulbs look and light like traditional incandescent bulbs, but use at least 84% less energy. They will pay for themselves and then pay out for years to come. By replacing the incandescent bulbs with Cree LED Bulbs in a home's five most frequently used lamps and light fixtures, homeowners can save an average of more than $61 a year. Cree LED Bulbs are also long-lasting -- designed to last 25,000 hours, compared to 1,000 for incandescents and 8,000 for CFL. Because of its long life, the Cree LED bulb is ideal for hard to reach fixtures, like entry chandeliers in high ceilings. You may never have to climb a ladder to change a bulb again! With a suggested retail price of $12.97, Cree LED bulbs are backed by a 10-year limited warranty and exclusively available at The Home Depot in the U.S. and Canada.
Andersen 3000 Series Easy Install Storm Door
A storm door can help reduce drafts and increase the energy efficiency of your entryway when used in conjunction with a quality entry door. It can also provide additional natural light for added warmth in the cooler months, greater ventilation to help keep your home cool in the summer, and increased curb appeal. The brand new, 45-minute Easy Install Storm Door from Andersen is the fastest and easiest storm door to install on the market today. There’s no cutting required, and you can install these doors with basic tools. The door also offers a hands-free, foot-operated bottom closer as well as a built-in retractable insect screen which makes easy ventilation possible at any time. Available in multiple decorative glass options that can be customized to fit your home’s décor, the Andersen Easy Install Storm Door is available at The Home Depot starting at $249.
Feather River Fiberglass Doors
Is your current entryway a constant letdown -- lets heat escape during the winter and cold during the summer, requires continuing maintenance, and adds no beauty to your home? Installing a low-maintenance, Energy Star-qualified fiberglass entry door from Feather River will add instant curb appeal to your home along with money-saving energy efficiency. These doors offer the look of wood with the low-maintenance benefits of fiberglass, which means no rusting, rotting, cracking or denting. They are also up to five times more energy-efficient than a wood door. Feather River fiberglass doors are backed by a limited lifetime warranty with a two-year finish warranty, and available at the Home Depot starting at $197.
Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch
The age-old problem of leaving lights on in empty rooms is solved with the Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch from Lutron. It can detect motion so that it turns lights on when you enter a room and off when a room is empty. This hands-free technology makes life easier when you’ve got an armful of laundry or groceries, and it’s great for a household with kids who might not always remember to turn off the lights when they leave a room. It’s also convertible to manual on/off vacancy sensors for use in bedrooms and homes with pets. You can install it in 15 minutes or less, and it works with all types of light bulbs, including LED, CFL, tube fluorescent, halogen and incandescent. And by using it in place of just one standard light switch, you can save up to $25 in energy costs. Starting at around $20, the Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch is available at The Home Depot.
American Standard Champion 4 Max
The American Standard Champion 4 Max toilet has an EPA WaterSense certified high-efficiency design. It uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush, providing significant water and money savings. It’s been awarded the maximum flush performance rating. It’s so powerful, it can flush a bucket of golf balls. And now it can do something even more powerful: save lives. Every day 2,000 children around the world die from diseases resulting from lack of proper sanitation. That’s why for every Champion purchased in 2013, American Standard will donate one of their specially designed sanitary toilet pans for distribution in a developing country. Collectively, these pans will help save thousands of lives. The American Standard Champion 4 Max toilet can be installed without tools, and is available at The Home Depot starting at $218.
Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat from Honeywell controls temperatures in the home within +/-1 degree, making it the most precise and dependable smart thermostat on the market and ensuring the most comfortable and energy efficient home possible. It also features a color-customization option for its touch screen to help the device blend with your decor. The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat offers Wi-Fi connectivity that allows consumers to control their energy usage and home comfort through any smart device or computer. Perfect for the DIY enthusiast, the Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is easy to install. To program the thermostat, homeowners are guided through a fast lifestyle Q&A, which makes setup for any home fast and intuitive. The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat has a suggested price of $249 and is available at The Home Depot.
Home Depot Eco-Options Program
Home Depot’s Eco Options program is designed to make it easier for customers to identify which purchases will help them reduce their environmental impact. It identifies products that have less of an impact on the environment than comparable standard products. Take the example of a plastic-handled tool with packaging that claims it is “environmentally friendly” because the handle is not made of wood. For this tool to be an Eco Options classified product, the supplier would have to present a detailed 3rd-party report illustrating the life cycle assessment of the tool handle that proves the plastic has less of an impact on the environment than a wood handle. Until all industries create and abide by a reporting formula that measures an all-encompassing sustainability formula, Home Depot’s Eco Options program will help you sort through the “green” claims.
Safeguard Your Home Kit
Earth Friendly Products was founded in 1967 by Van Vlahakis, a chemist who pioneered the science of green cleaning long before it was trendy. In 1989, John Vlahakis joined his dad to help create the 150 biodegradable, plant-based household cleaners that today make up the EFP product line. Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, Van’s daughter rounds out the team behind Earth Friendly Products, bringing a passion and commitment for sustainability that extends beyond the product line to every initiative the company undertakes. EFP’s convenient Safeguard Your Home kit is priced at $31.95 and includes Wave Machine Dishwash, Window Cleaner, Eco Breeze fabric spray, Dishmate Pear dishwashing liquid, Ecos Laundry Detergent 50 oz, and Parsley Plus All Purpose Cleaner.