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What is Argon?

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

A primary feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can include argon. But what is argon? We get that question frequently.

The simple answer 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, so heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas perfect to use as a form of insulation in window 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 of the most compelling 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 understand 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 in Kansas City. Just browse our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you pick glass for your windows and patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can rest easy knowing you’ve made a decision that will help improve 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 have earned the ENERGY STAR® label so you can take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort immediately. Want to know more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Kansas City for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.