Argon Gas Explained

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Argon gas provides extra insulation that is not present in windows without it. It is an inexpensive, non-toxic, odorless gas that is used in residential windows for insulation and energy efficiency. Since argon gas is denser than air it contributes to the captive air in double-pane windows. The result is improved thermal insulation efficiency. Additionally, argon gas when used in conjunction with a special Low-E (low emissivity) glass coating helps keep windows cooler and closer to room temperature.

The insulation provides protection against humidity and frost, giving your home the protection it deserves year round. Older windows and doors are notorious for contributing to higher energy bills. When windows and doors become drafty and inefficient, they don’t keep as much controlled heating or cooling inside the home, forcing the home furnace or air conditioner to work harder. Double-pane windows are the solution for old, inefficient windows. Replacement windows these days are often sold as double-pane versions that not only feature two panes of glass (compared to one on single-pane windows) but also are filled with argon gas in between the panes.

If you are considering replacing your windows with argon gas double panes, contact Shield BP today!