The area of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is one of the emerging and fast growing fields in the scientific world. This has brought about developing low cost, low-power and multi-function sensor nodes. Prolonged network lifetime, scalability, node mobility and load balancing are important requirements for many WSN applications. Clustering the sensor nodes is an effective technique to achieve these goals. Cluster-based routing protocol is currently a hot research in wireless sensor network. In this paper, the authors have added additional criteria for the selection of cluster heads in a Redundant and Energy-efficient Cluster Head Selection protocol (RECHS) and compared results with Energy Aware-Low Energy Adaptive Clustering Hierarchy (EA-LEACH) protocol.