If you’re searching 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 keep your home at optimal comfort throughout the year. Glass can impact 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 include argon. Want to know what argon is? We get that question frequently.
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 windows 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 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 understand 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 Long Island. Just check out 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 enhance the comfort and reduce 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 from the start. Want more information about how your glass choice will affect your home? Call our Pella Window and Door Showroom in Long Island for an in-home consultation or to discover more about your next window replacement.