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What is Argon?

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If you’re looking for replacement windows, you’ve 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 keep your home at optimal comfort throughout the year. 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 include argon. Want to know what argon is? We get that question frequently.

The simple answer 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, which means heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas great 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.

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 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 Wilmington. Just browse our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you choose glass for your windows and patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can relax knowing you’ve made a decision that will help enhance the comfort and reduce 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® certified 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 Wilmington for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.