What is Argon?
If you’re searching for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on finding the style and material type that best matches your home. Another essential feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home stay most comfortable in every season. Glass can affect the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your home and contribute to energy efficiency.
A key feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be made with argon. But what is argon? We get that 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 great to use as a form of insulation in 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, 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 recognize that window and door glass needs vary by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we carry glass options for the climate and weather patterns in Victoria. Just check out our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you pick 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 increase the comfort and lower 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 right away. Want to know more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Victoria for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.