What is Argon?
If you’re searching 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 primary feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be crafted with argon. Wondering what argon is? We get that a lot.
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, so 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.
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 realize that window and door glass needs differ by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we carry glass options for the climate and weather patterns in Baton Rouge. Just browse our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you select glass for your windows and patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can rest easy knowing you’ve made a decision that will help increase the comfort and reduce 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 right away. Want to learn more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Baton Rouge for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.