Benefits of Low E & Argon Gas in Windows

Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:08:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Replacement Windows

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 energy-efficient 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 energy-efficient windows are made to essentially 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 either double or triple-pane glass, which working in tandem with the low e coating and argon insulating gas, provides added protection against air leakage, and blocks ultraviolet rays from damaging interiors.

Due to its density, Argon gas is better at insulating compared to plain air, which is why energy-efficient windows utilize Argon Gas between the panes of glass. That means in the winter unwelcomed cold is limited from entering your home while the warmth of the furnace stays put and in the summer, the heat is limited from entering your home while the conditioned air stays put. Regardless of the season, Low E & Argon Gas windows ensure the climate is stable in your home.

Low E or low emissivity coating is a unique microscopic glaze that helps minimize the amount of ultraviolet, infrared and visible light from penetrating the glass keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Available in soft and hard coats, the soft coat low e is more effective than the hard coat option.

Stanek vinyl windows with low E and argon gasAnother benefit of Low E & Argon Gas windows is the ability to control solar heat gain. What this means to you is that the heat from the sun that tends to make a home uncomfortable, especially in the hot summer months, will be greatly limited.

Of course, given the financial element of any home improvement project is always a concern, you begin to wonder how much energy-efficient 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 heating and cooling bills 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 help reduce your carbon footprint.

If you are ready to make your home more energy efficient with new, double- or triple-pane energy-efficient Low E and Argon gas replacement windows, schedule a free in-home design consultation with us today.

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