If you’re searching for replacement windows, you’ve likely focused on choosing the style and material type that best fits your home. Another important 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 your house and contribute to energy efficiency.
A major feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be crafted with argon. But what is argon? We get that a lot.
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 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.
We use insulating argon between panes of Low-E glass because it
provides multiple benefits to our customers. Some of the most compelling 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
At Pella, we understand that window and door glass needs fluctuate by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we offer glass options for the climate and weather in Falls Church. Just look through our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you select 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 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® qualified so you can take advantage of energy efficiency and comfort from the start. Want to learn more about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Falls Church for an in-home consultation or to learn more about your next window replacement.