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What is Argon?

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If you’re searching for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on choosing the style and material type that best fits your home. Another essential 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 and contribute to energy efficiency.

A key feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be crafted with argon. Want to know 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, 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 multiple 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 recognize that window and door glass needs fluctuate by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we carry glass options for the climate and weather tendencies in Champaign. Just check out 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 from the start. Want more information about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Champaign for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.