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What is Argon?

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If you’re looking for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on finding the style and material type that best fits your home. Another important feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature year round. Glass can influence the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your home 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 frequently.

The simple answer is that 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, which means heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas ideal to use as a form of insulation in glass because it slows down the transfer of hot air into your home during the warmer months and slows down the transfer of heat out of your home in the winter.

The Benefits

We use insulating argon between panes of Low-E glass because it provides numerous benefits to our customers. Some of the most compelling results are shared below.

  • Depending on the glass type, Argon blocks 69% to 94% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, protecting your home 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 understand that window and door glass needs differ by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we offer glass options for the climate and weather patterns in North Carolina. Just look through our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you select 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 decrease 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 from the start. Want more information about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in North Carolina for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.