If you’re looking for replacement windows, you’ve 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 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 include argon. But what is argon? We get that 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, which means heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas great to use as a form of insulation in glass because it slows down the transfer of hot air into your home in the summer and slows down the transfer of heat out of your home in the winter.
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 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
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 in Northern Virginia. 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 be at ease knowing you’ve made a decision that will help enhance 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 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 Northern Virginia for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.