Gas Filled Windows
No longer just two layers of glass in a frame, installing
high-performance, triple-paned, gas-filled windows can be a home improvement
project that will make a homes more energy-efficient and comfortable.
Why? Because filling the space between the glass panes with gasses such
as krypton or argon minimizes the convection currents within the space.
That reduces the overall transfer of heat between the inside and outside
of the house. The union of gas and glass firmly stands together to block
harmful ultraviolet sunrays and heat transfer, major causes of high-energy
costs, faded flooring and condensation buildup.
How does the gas filling in these windows like argon filled
windows provide all of these benefits? Because gas-filled
windows are better at resisting heat flow and better at
insulating, giving them a lower U-factor. Gas-filled windows
have significantly lower u-factors, thereby reducing energy
costs. They also make the home more comfortable by reducing
the amount of solar radiation coming through the glass in
hot climates, while maintaining a higher interior temperature
during winter. The higher temperature of the interior glass
surface also reduces frost and condensation
Gas Filled Windows vs. Multi-Paned Windows
Most multi-paned windows are filled with air or flushed with dry nitrogen
prior to sealing. This creates a high level of conduction within the panes
and a low level of insulation, which makes them lose valuable heat in
cold climates, and generate unwanted heat in warm weather.