Philips Energy-Efficient 10-Watt LED bulb, Winner of the L Prize
As the winner of the Department of Energy’s L Prize competition, this 10W LED bulb from Philips is the most energy efficient alternative to the standard 60W incandescent bulb. It delivers soft white light, can last up to 27.4 years and can save you up to $165 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. It will not fade fabrics or furnishings so it’s great for every room in the home. It delivers instant-on light, is fully dimmable and provides omni-directional light. It will be available in select Home Depot stores by Earth Day – look for the display seen here.
Want to change the look of a room, but don’t have a lot of time? Replacing a standard light switch with a C·L dimmer is a quick DIY project that will let you create just the right ambiance—and save energy. C·L dimmers work with dimmable compact fluorescents and LEDs, as well as incandescent and halogen bulbs. So the dimmer you install today will work with tomorrow’s energy efficient bulbs.
For easy upgrades with big impact, choose Lutron.
Adding a storm door can help improve your front entry's energy effciecy by as much as 50%. Anderson has a full line of storm doors that are extremely affordable and very easy to install. You can customize your door with colors, hardware, glass and venting choices available online. Innovative features include as little as 45 minutes for installation on some models, retractable insect screen, three point locking system, dual paned glass and more. All Anderson storm doors are backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Visit www.stormdoors.com to learn more.
Mandara Bath Collection from Delta provides homeowners with an elegant and functional option encompassing style, design and performance. Mandara was designed with water conservation in mind. The faucets and tub/shower are WaterSense labeled. WaterSense labeled lavatories provide more than 30 percent water savings without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of the user experience or the durability and life span of the product. Mandara is available in a durable and stylish Brilliance® Stainless Finish. This collection can be found exclusively at your local Home Depot store and on homedepot.com.
GREAT STUFF Gaps & Cracks
Consider this: If you took all the gaps and cracks around window and door frames, electrical outlets, plumbing lines, under the siding, in the basement, and in many other places in your home, they'd add up to a space the size of a standard window. So essentially, you're heating and cooling your house year-round with a window open.
There are six formulations of GREAT STUFF™ Sealants to help you close these gaps and cracks: Gaps & Cracks, Big Gap Filler, Window & Door, Fireblock, Pond & Stone and Pestblock.
GREAT STUFF Gaps & Cracks expands to fill, seal and insulate gaps up to 1 inch inside or outside your home. It forms a durable, airtight, and water-resistant bond that reduces drafts, making your home more comfortable and less expensive to heat.
Owens Corning EcoTouch R-30 Unfaced Continuous Roll Insulation
EcoTouch insulation helps homes stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The guaranteed thermal performance of EcoTouch insulation will reduce monthly heating and cooling costs for the life of the home. EcoTouch is the reinvention of fiberglass insulation from Owens Corning, the industry leader that invented fiberglass insulation. EcoTouch is third party certified to include a minimum of 30 percent post-consumer recycled content and a minimum of 50 percent total recycled content, the highest available in fiberglass insulation, giving homebuyers environmental peace of mind. Retail price is $15.87 per roll. Visit www.OwensCorning.com for more info.
Andersen 400 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Insert Window
If you have old, drafty windows that are hard to open or need frequent scraping and painting, now is a great time to replace them with beautiful, energy efficient windows from Andersen. The 400 Series Tilt-Wash Double-Hung Insert Window is custom sized to fit inside an existing window frame to save time, money and the usual disruption of window replacement. Every 400 Series Insert Window features energy-efficient, High-Performance Low-E4 glass and a tilt-to-clean function for easy care. Traditionally styled with a rich wood interior, it has a low-maintenance exterior that eliminates the need for paint and can be fitted with a range of available hardware styles to match any décor. Available at The Home Depot. Learn more about the 400 Series collection at www.andersenwindows.com.