Whilst considering new windows or doors for your home you may have come across the term ‘argon filled’ or ‘argon injected’ a few times in your research. Here at Global Windows, we pride ourselves on being industry experts, providing the best home improvement solutions for our customers in South Yorkshire. With this in mind, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about argon gas and why it’s a staple feature in our window and door glazing.
Before we get into the explanation, here are 4 reasons why argon filled windows and doors are beneficial to homeowners:
- Less heat is lost or transferred, making your home more energy efficient
- It enhances soundproofing as sound struggles to flow through argon as easily as it does through oxygen
- It’s a fairly industry-standard option and won’t make a difference to the cost for our customers
- It reduces the possibility of condensation
What is argon gas?
Argon is one of the noble gases. The noble gases are a group of non-reactive gases that are colourless, tasteless, and odourless. Argon exists in a free state in our atmosphere which means it is in high abundance and easily accessible. Argon gas shares many properties with oxygen; however, it is far more viscous. The viscosity of a gas can be thought of as a measure of its resistance to flow, for example, heat flows far less easily through argon than it does oxygen.
Why do we use argon gas in our windows and doors?
Argon gas slows the transfer of heat through windows and doors. Since it is so viscous, it acts as a fantastic thermal barrier. The space between glass panels in our double and triple glazing is injected with argon which helps improve energy efficiency. Since molecular movement is so restricted within the gas, far less heat is transferred and far less heat loss occurs.
Energy efficiency ratings for our argon gas windows
Each uPVC window or door frame that we install is ‘A’ rated for energy efficiency, which is undoubtedly helped by the injection of argon gas.
Argon filled double glazing and triple glazed argon filled windows
We offer argon filled double glazing as standard but there is an option to upgrade to triple glazed argon filled windows and doors, meaning you can enjoy a warmer, safer home from Global Windows whilst saving on your heating bills.
How much do argon-filled windows cost?
Whilst it is true that argon gas windows are more expensive than air-filled windows, the additional expense accounts for their improved thermal and noise insulation. However, as every window installation is bespoke, there is no set cost for argon gas windows. Argon filled double glazing will cost more than triple glazing, but there are other factors affecting their cost too:
- How many windows you would like fitted
- The window framing material
- Their colour/finish
- What security hardware they’re fitted with
At Global Windows, our products have a wealth of high-quality features. When it comes to choosing the best windows, doors, and glazed extensions, we offer an array of options on all our product range. More information on our energy-efficient options can be found via our online window and door brochure section. You can also design your own renovation project from the comfort of your home, with our innovative online project designer. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your home improvement needs with us.
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