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What is Argon?

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If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve likely focused on choosing 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 stay most comfortable in every season. Glass can influence the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your home and contribute to energy efficiency.

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

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, which means heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas great 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.

The Benefits

We use insulating argon between panes of Low-E glass because it provides numerous 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, 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 carry glass options for the climate and weather patterns in Kalamazoo. Just check out our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you select 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 reduce 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 have earned the ENERGY STAR® label 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 Kalamazoo for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.