What is Argon?
If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve probably focused on selecting the style and material type that best aligns with your home. Another essential feature to consider is which type of glass will help keep your home at optimal comfort throughout the year. Glass can impact the amount of heat or cold that gets inside and contribute to energy efficiency.
A key feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be made with argon. Wondering what argon is? We get that question a lot.
Argon is a colorless, nontoxic gas that’s denser than air. It’s an abundant atmospheric gas, and it doesn’t react with other elements. Argon also has low thermal conductivity, so heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas ideal to use as a form of insulation in window glass because it slows down the transfer of hot air into your home in the summer and slows down the transfer of heat out of your home in the winter.
We use insulating argon between panes of Low-E glass because it provides numerous benefits to our customers. Some of the best results are shared below.
- Depending on the glass type, Argon blocks 69% to 94% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, guarding against harmful rays.
- Argon helps keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer to help keep you comfortable.
- Better insulating windows can help lower your energy bills.
At Pella, we understand that window and door glass needs differ by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we sell glass options for the climate and weather patterns in Greenfield. Just look through our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you pick glass for your windows and patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can relax knowing you’ve made a decision that will help improve the comfort and reduce the energy expenses for your home. And that’s a great feeling.
Pella offers windows and patio doors with advanced Low-E double-pane glass and that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label so you can take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort immediately. Want more information about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Greenfield for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.