If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve probably focused on selecting the style and material type that best fits your home. Another essential feature to consider is which type of glass will help keep your home at optimal comfort year round. Glass can affect 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. Want to know what argon is? We get that question 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 ideal to use as a form of insulation in 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.
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
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 Rochester. 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 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 right away. Want to know more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Rochester for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.