Benefits of Low E & Argon Gas in Windows

Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:08:00 AM

In this article, you'll learn

  • The reasons why you should consider Low E & Argon gas windows.
  • How these windows, although a bigger upfront investment, will save you money in the long-run.
  • How Great Day Improvements can install Stanek Windows in your home to make it more energy efficient.


Are you concerned about the environment and trying to do your part to make our world a better place? Do you want to put a few more dollars in your pocket?

Then Low E (emissivity) & Argon Gas windows may be just what your home needs.

Let’s look at a few reasons why you should consider Low E & Argon Gas windows.

Low E and Argon Gas WindowsThese specialty windows are created to neutralize the effects of changing weather on the inside of your home. They help keep a constant temperature longer so your air-conditioning and heating systems don’t have to boot up quite so often. Additionally, they’re designed with double or triple-pane glass, which provides added protection against air leakage.

Argon gas is better at reflecting heat compared to plain air, which is why Low E & Argon Gas windows have it between each separate piece of glass. That means unwelcomed heat is inhibited from entering your home while the warmth you want stays put. Regardless of the season, this ensures the climate is stable in your home.

This specialty glass also has a unique glaze that helps keep heat from seeping out. In addition, it allows visible light to enter your home and also protects against harmful ultraviolet light. If you choose a "soft" coat, these windows will be even better insulators than if you pick the "harder" coat finish.

Stanek vinyl windows with low E and argon gasAnother feature of Low E & Argon Gas windows is the ability to increase or decrease solar gain – a very beneficial feature depending on the climate where you reside. If you happen to live in a colder climate, for example, you'll want higher solar gain.

Of course, given the financial element of any home improvement project is always a concern, you begin to wonder how much specialty windows like these cost. While the initial investment in Low E & Argon Gas windows is a little higher than the regular single-pane variety, the amount you’ll save on your electric bill over the course of their lifetime will more than make them worth your while. That’s not considering the environmental benefit, either. Decreasing your energy consumption will reduce the amount of toxic substances leaving your heating and cooling systems.

If you are ready to make your home more energy efficient with new, replacement windows, schedule a free in-home design consultation with us today.