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Saving the Environment, One OKNA Window at a Time

Most of the country has just experienced one of the coldest and wettest winters in years. For some it was the worst on record. Here in Lancaster County, it came close to being the snowiest winter on record. With the colder wetter winter, many make the assumption that global warming is a hoax, but the opposite of that is true. Extremes of both hot and cold are part of the growing evidence that our planet is being deeply affected.

Here’s why. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the major contributor to global warming, and it is at its highest measured level (determined by measurements in the Antarctic ice cores) in 480,000 years. The CO2 levels are expected to more than double by the end of the century, with temperature increases expected to triple. Since two pounds of CO2 are created for every kilowatt hour of energy produced from heating fuels, it’s important that we make improvements to our home that will help reduce the amount of CO2 produced by us heating our homes. The average home produces one ton of CO2 every year. It takes 3 full-grown trees to absorb that one ton of CO2 produced yearly.

One of the greenest ways to reduce the production of CO2 in your home is by replacing your windows with energy saving features like those found in OKNA Windows, available at Choice Windows Doors & More with locations in Lancaster and New Holland. OKNA windows with its trademarked HeatsealTM warm edge spacers, have been tested and proven to save the environment from 1,200 to 1,600 pounds of CO2 per year for a typical home.

OKNA windows spacers insulate the edge of the glass better than solid foam or metal spacers. Better insulating spacers improve the temperature of the glass, and warmer glass makes you feel more comfortable while using less energy and producing less CO2 Pollution.

To learn more about these energy saving windows, give Choice Windows and Doors a call.

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Carla Oneill
Carla Oneill
22:13 24 Nov 20
They did a beautiful job putting shutters on our home. Would definitely hire for future jobs.
Alison Waas
Alison Waas
18:18 14 Nov 20
It was amazing from start to finish. We had Brian Sheehe out to give an estimate to replace 4 drafty wooden windows with vinyl ones and to replace two very old wooden entry doors. The project scope included widening our front door from 30" to 36," installing a new header and patching the interior plaster with drywall and mud.Estimate went great, no pressure, and he listened to what we wanted and needed. Choice was the only company of the three places we contacted who would widen the front door, and Choice came in with the lowest estimate at around $5000 (in 2016). They also were the only ones who would allow me to paint my new doors without voiding the warranty.They came out with a crew of at least 4 people on a day when snow was expected in the afternoon, and they called in an extra person to finish all the work in a little more than half a day before the snow came. I'm still not exactly sure how they installed the new header and front door, new trim molding, patched the the drywall above the front door, mudded, and sanded it smooth all within a half a day but they did and all I needed to do was touch up the paint in that area - you cannot even tell where the edges are, it was that smooth.Everything has continued to work great over the last 4 years since installation in Feb 2016. It was so great to work with people who cared about my house like I do, and I will be calling them again with future projects.
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19:47 29 Sep 20
My uncle found you online and suggested you to my grandparents. They are thrilled with the work you did and would recommend you to anyone asking for a good door repair service. They just got their bill in the mail and were relieved to see it didn’t cost an arm and a leg. 10/10 would recommend.
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