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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 stay most comfortable year round. Glass can affect the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your house and contribute to energy efficiency.

A major feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be made with argon. Wondering what argon is? 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 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 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 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, 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 Oklahoma City. 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 relax knowing you’ve made a decision that will help increase the comfort and reduce the energy expenses for your home. And that’s a pretty good feeling.

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 Oklahoma City for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.