What is Argon?
If you’re searching for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on selecting the style and material type that best fits your home. Another essential feature to consider is which type of glass will help keep your home at optimal comfort throughout the year. Glass can influence the amount of heat or cold that gets inside and contribute to energy efficiency.
A primary feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can include argon. Wondering what argon is? We get that question a lot.
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, so 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 during the summer months and slows down the transfer of heat out of your home in the winter.
We use insulating argon between panes of Low-E glass because it provides numerous 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 differ 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 Kelowna. Just look through 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 increase the comfort and lower the energy expenses for your home. And that’s a great 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 right away. Want to learn more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Kelowna for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.