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What is Argon?

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If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve more than likely focused on finding the style and material type that best fits your home. Another important feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Glass can influence the amount of heat or cold that gets inside and contribute to energy efficiency.

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

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, which means heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas great to use as a form of insulation in window 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 lots of 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 differ 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 Grand Rapids. Just look through 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 increase 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 right away. Want more information about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Grand Rapids for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.