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What is Argon?

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If you’re looking 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 year round. Glass can influence the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your home and contribute to energy efficiency.

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

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 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.

The Benefits

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, 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 realize that window and door glass needs vary by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we offer glass options for the climate and weather tendencies in Edmonton. Just browse our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you choose glass for your windows and patio doors that uses insulating argon, you can relax knowing you’ve made a decision that will help enhance the comfort and decrease 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® certified 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 Edmonton for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.