What is Argon?
If you’re searching for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on choosing the style and material type that best matches your home. Another important feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home stay most comfortable throughout the year. Glass can influence the amount of heat or cold that gets inside and contribute to energy efficiency.
A primary feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can include argon. But what is argon? We get that question a lot.
A simple response is that argon is a colorless, nontoxic gas that’s denser than air. It’s the third most abundant atmospheric gas, and it doesn’t react with other elements. Argon also has low thermal conductivity, meaning 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 lots of 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, protecting your family from 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 recognize that window and door glass needs differ by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we carry glass options for the climate and weather in Eau Claire. Just check out our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you choose glass for your windows and patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can be at ease knowing you’ve made a decision that will help enhance the comfort and lower the energy expenses for your home. And that’s a pretty good feeling.
Pella offers windows and patio doors with advanced Low-E double-pane glass and that are ENERGY STAR® qualified so you can take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort immediately. Want to know more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Eau Claire for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.