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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 aligns with your home. Another essential feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature in every season. Glass can impact the amount of heat or cold that gets inside and contribute to energy efficiency.

A key feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be made with argon. Wondering what argon is? We get that question frequently.

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 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 lots of benefits to our customers. Some results are shared below.

  • Depending on the glass type, Argon blocks 69% to 94% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, protecting your family 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 fluctuate 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 Colorado Springs. 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 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® qualified so you can take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort from the start. Want to learn more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Colorado Springs for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.