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What is Argon?

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If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve likely focused on finding the style and material type that best aligns with your home. Another key feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature year round. Glass can impact the amount of heat or cold that gets inside your house 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 frequently.

The simple answer is that argon is a colorless, nontoxic gas that’s denser than air. It’s the third most 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 numerous 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, 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 realize 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 patterns in Calgary. Just look through 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 improve 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 have earned the ENERGY STAR® label so you can take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort from the start. Want to know more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Calgary for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.