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What is Argon?

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If you’re looking for replacement windows, you’ve probably focused on selecting 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 maintain a comfortable temperature year round. Glass can influence the amount of heat or cold that gets inside and contribute to energy efficiency.

A major feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be crafted with 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 an abundant atmospheric gas, 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 glass 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 results are shared below.

  • Depending on the glass type, Argon blocks 69% to 94% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, protecting your family 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 differ by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we offer glass options for the climate and weather patterns in Memphis. Just check out 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 lower 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 from the start. Want more information about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Memphis for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.