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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 selecting the style and material type that best matches your home. Another key feature to consider is which type of glass will help keep your home at optimal comfort in every season. Glass can impact the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your house and contribute to energy efficiency.

A primary feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be made with argon. But what is argon? We get that a lot.

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, meaning heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas great to use as a form of insulation in windows 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 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, 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 fluctuate 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 Wellesley. Just check out our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you choose glass for your windows and patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can rest easy 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 immediately. Want to learn more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Wellesley for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.