Energy- and Water-Saving Products That Perform

Home energy use may be second only to automobiles, but consumer awareness is
driving production of quality solutions. "Thanks to major strides in
design and manufacturing, going green no longer means trading away
performance," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and syndicated
radio show host of The Money Pit.

Kraeutler and co-host Leslie Segrete suggest upgrading home efficiency and
performance this Earth Day with the following Eco Options.


Customizable home comfort

"The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat not only helps you customize home
comfort, but also blends with your décor," says Segrete. "You can
control temperature settings by computer, tablet or smart phone, and the color
of the easy-to-read touch-screen display can be changed to match a paint color
or your mood." The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat offers precise temperature
control with easy installation and setup. Learn more at

Clog-free, water-saving performance

American Standard's Champion 4 Max offers clog-free performance with valuable
water savings. "It's powerful enough to flush a bucket of golf balls, and
the flapperless system conserves water and money," says Kraeutler.
"Plus, its EverClean antimicrobial surface inhibits the growth of stain-
and odor-causing bacteria." Easy to install, the tall-height Champion 4
Max toilet includes a slow-close seat and either a rounded or elongated bowl.

Beautiful, efficient LED lighting

"You can get beautiful home lighting on a lot less energy with Cree LED
bulbs," says Segrete. "They look and light like traditional
incandescents, but use at least 84 percent less energy and last 25 times
longer." Cree LED bulbs last 25,000 hours and save enough energy to pay
for themselves in just over a year. Choose from warm interior light or cool
daylight bulb designed for outdoor and residential work spaces, and learn more

Smart interior lighting control

"If you're tired of asking who left the lights on, stop the hassle and
start saving energy with a Lutron Maestro Occupancy Sensing Switch,"
advises Kraeutler. "It automatically turns lights on when you enter a
room, and off again when you leave." Maestro installs in as little as 15
minutes and works with all types of light bulbs. It detects fine motions to
keep lights on while you're in a room, and has an adjustable time delay for
shutoff. Explore Maestro at

Greet with style and energy savings

"Spruce up a drafty, dated entryway with an energy-saving entry or storm
door from The Home Depot's Eco Options," says Segrete. "Fiberglass
entry doors offer the look of wood without the maintenance but five times more
efficiency, and the right storm door can trim energy bills while letting in
more light and warm-weather ventilation."


Janet & Graham Ford
Phone: (918) 798-4428
4105 S. Rockford Ave
Tulsa, OK 74105