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Benefits of Argon Gas Windows - Argon
is the gas most often used between panes in a double- or triple-glazed window. The gas is colorless and odorless, says Bill Lingnell, head of Lingnell Consulting Services in Rockwall, Texas, an independent consultant who works with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA). Argon is denser than the atmosphere, providing more thermal efficiency than having air between the panes, he explains. Added energy efficiency is the key benefit to having gas-filled windows. The gas acts as an insulator, working in both summer and winter to keep interiors protected from outside temperatures. Typically, gas infusion is provided in conjunction with applying a low-emissivity (low-E) coating film to the glass panes.
The other key advantage is making people’s homes more comfortable, says Carroll Bogard, manager of Trade Segment Marketing for Pella Windows in Pella, Iowa. The low-E coating and gas keep the interior pane of glass closer to the temperatures of the interior air, minimizing air currents that are created when different temperatures come into contact. This reduces drafts and cold spots, with proper installation techniques used by experienced installers. “Dollar for dollar, argon gas does the best job,” Bogard says.
The gases are inert (nonreactive) and occur naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere. Argon, the most common, comprises about 2 percent of the air we breathe, Bill Lingnell, an independent consultant who works with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), and head of Lingnell Consulting Services in Rockwall, Texas, says. “It can’t hurt you or make you ill if it leaks,” he says.
“It’s a technology that has been around a long time, and it’s become popular because energy codes are more stringent,”John Swanson, Editor of Window & Door magazine, which is published by the National Glass Association (NGA), says. Most codes are designed as performance standards, meaning they set a standard that must be met and allow the manufacturer to meet it however works best. Many find the best way to do that is with gas-filled windows. “Consumers are becoming more educated about this option and are asking about it,” he adds.
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ENERGY STAR is a voluntary program created by the EPA that helps businesses and individuals reduce energy consumption to save money and protect the environment. JELD-WEN has participated in the ENERGY STAR program since 1998, when the windows category was first created. JELD-WEN is proud to have been recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2003 and 2010. JELD-WEN manufactures windows recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Most Efficient in 2014. These exceptional windows represent the leading edge in energy performance and help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency while minimizing impact on the environment. JELD-WEN® Premium Vinyl windows that qualify as Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR in 2014 help prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficient performance criteria specific to each U.S. climate zone.
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