If you’re in the market for replacement windows, you’ve probably focused on choosing the style and material type that best fits your home. Another essential feature to consider is which type of glass will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Glass can affect the amount
of heat or cold that gets inside and contribute to energy efficiency.
A major feature of our Low-E insulating glass is that it can be made with argon. Want to know what argon is? We get that question a lot.
A simple response 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, so heat does not easily transfer across it. This makes the gas perfect 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 numerous 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 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 recognize that window and door glass needs vary by the region of the country that you’re located in. That’s why we carry glass options for the climate and weather in Petoskey. Just check out our energy efficient glass options for more details. When you choose 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 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 Petoskey for an in-home consultation or to find out more about your next window replacement.