SOLVED: Why Is Argon Gas Used In Double Glazing?
Double-glazing can be found installed in homes up and down the UK, but even double-glazed windows that look the same can be very different.
There are near endless ways to create a unique window, yet not every variance in window design can be seen. One of the biggest variances is the gas that’s used to fill the void between the two panes of glass in a double-glazed window.
Sometimes this gas is Argon gas, and sometimes it isn’t…
It’s time to get to the bottom of ‘why is Argon gas used in double-glazing?’, and why isn’t it used in every double-glazed window...
The Development of Glazed Windows
Double-glazing, in a form that would be recognisable today, has been around since about the 1930’s. In the almost 100 years since double-glazing was invented, it has undergone some very big changes.
Many of these changes have been to improve the energy-efficiency of the glazing. As windows are fairly vulnerable to heat loss, the better the efficiency of the glazing, the less heat that a property will lose through the windows.
The changes to the glazing have been both big and subtle, notably the void in between the glazing has changed size, and the glass has been altered to make it more efficient.
However, one of the main changes that can be made to double-glazing, in order to boost the energy efficiency, is to change the gas in between the glazing.
Argon gas isn’t the only inert gas that can be used instead of air to fill the void in double-glazing, but it’s one of the least expensive, so for a cost-effective double-glazed window, it’s a great choice
What Is the Purpose of Argon Gas in Windows?
One of the main purposes of an energy-efficient window is to stop heat transfer through the window, which contributes to a better-insulted building envelope. This is where Argon gas can help.
Argon gas is an inert gas, which means that it isn’t prone to undesirable chemical reactions. The gas is considerably denser than air and has a much lower thermal conductivity, about a third less than air.
The lower thermal conductivity of Argon gas means that heat doesn’t transfer as quickly through the gas as it would do air, so more heat stays on the inside of a property, rather than escaping through the window and being lost to the outside.
The layer of gas is essentially an extra layer of invisible insulation, protecting your home from heat loss, sound infiltration, and even problems like condensation.
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Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Windows
An Argon gas-filled window will improve the energy efficiency of your home, when compared to an air-filled window, but it isn’t the only way to lower the heat transfer in your windows.
One modern addition to the window market that promises considerably higher heat loss protection is triple-glazing. Triple-glazing includes an extra pane of glass and an extra filled void, so it has a much higher resistance to heat transfer than double-glazing.
Triple-glazing has already started to become a highly popular home investment, especially in cold areas where the extra protection against heat loss is required.
You can further increase the energy-efficiency of your windows by choosing a casement window that has an airtight seal, and one with strong frames that are designed to reduce heat transfer.
By paying a little bit more for a window that’s not as prone to heat loss, you improve your whole living environment by reducing waste energy, increase heat efficiency, and cutting down the costs of your energy bills
Choose Home Logic for Energy Efficient Windows
At Home Logic, we put a great value on energy-efficiency, which is why so many of our exceptional products are tailored towards increasing energy-efficiency at home for a warmer home environment and lower heating bills.
From triple-glazed windows designed to cut heat transfer, to insulation that creates a strong and incredible barrier against heat loss, if you’re looking for the best products to boost your energy performance rating, we’re the experts to call.
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