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What is Argon?

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If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on choosing 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 in every season. Glass can affect 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.

A simple response 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, meaning heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas perfect to use as a form of insulation in windows 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 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 sell glass options for the climate and weather in Bloomington. 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 increase the comfort and lower 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 Bloomington for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.