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What is Argon?

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If you’re searching for replacement windows, you’ve likely focused on selecting the style and material type that best aligns with your home. Another key feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature in every season. Glass can affect the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your house and contribute to energy efficiency.

A major feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can include argon. Want to know 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 one of the most abundant atmospheric gases, 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 warmer 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 lots of 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 carry glass options for the climate and weather in Birmingham. 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 lower 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 have earned the ENERGY STAR® label 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 Birmingham for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.