What are Argon-Filled Windows and Why Do You Need Them?

Argon-filled windows, a type of thermal pane window, are one of the most effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. They are created by filling the space between the sheets of glass that make up the window with argon gas.

Argon-filled windows are also known as triple pane windows because they have three separate panes instead of two, which is what you’d find in most standard single pane models.

These windows are one of the most effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It also reduces condensation on windowpanes by slowing down heat transfer between indoors and out.

Argon windows are tightly sealed.

Argon is a gas that fills the space between two sheets of glass, creating a tight seal that air cannot pass through. This helps keep outside air from seeping in through the windows, keeping the temperature controlled indoors.

It’s not uncommon for people to think that argon is an insulator because it doesn’t absorb or reflect heat like other insulators such as foam or fiberglass do. But argon does not act as insulation; rather, it helps create more efficient windows by reducing convection currents.

These windows also contain a coating that reflects infrared energy—this keeps warm air inside your home during winter and blocks UV rays from entering in the summer.

Worker installing new argon filled windows.

Argon is safe and colorless.

Argon has no adverse health effects on humans or animals (except in extremely high concentrations). In fact, argon is one of the safest gases around! It’s not flammable or toxic and doesn’t react with other elements or chemicals under normal conditions.

Since argon gas is inert, an added benefit is that it won’t corrode the material of the window over time.

Argon can be found naturally occurring at low levels on Earth, but most of our supply comes from air separation plants where nitrogen and oxygen are separated from each other by using distillation techniques that require very cold temperatures.

A great way to save money.

Argon-filled windows are a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home, save money on heating bills, and increase comfort levels inside your home.

At Manchester Green Homes, we believe in building to the highest standards of energy efficiency and comfort, which is why all of our Green Homes come standard with argon-filled windows.