What is Argon?

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If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve likely focused on selecting the style and material type that best aligns with your home. Another key feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature year round. Glass can impact the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your home and contribute to energy efficiency.

A major feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can include argon. But what is argon? We get that question frequently.

A simple response is that argon is a colorless, nontoxic gas that’s denser than air. It’s one of the most abundant atmospheric gases, 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 window glass because it slows down the transfer of hot air into your home during the summer 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 multiple 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, 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 realize that window and door glass needs vary by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we sell glass options for the climate and weather tendencies in Woburn. Just browse our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you select 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 improve the comfort and decrease the energy expenses for your home. And that feels pretty good.

Pella offers windows and patio doors with advanced Low-E double-pane glass and that are ENERGY STAR® certified 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 Woburn for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.