If you’ve been researching the replacement window options that are available to you, you may have noticed that some windows today are made with gas fills in between panes of glass. In fact, this is a characteristic that many high-quality window products have these days. But what purpose do the gas fills serve? Read on to find out why gas is often placed in between panes of glass in windows.
It’s All About Energy Efficiency
As it turns out, gas is placed between panes of glass in some windows to improve their energy efficiency. The gas that is used in between panes of glass—usually argon or krypton—is a better insulator than regular air. This means that the gas fills prevent outdoor temperatures from transferring into the home, preventing uncomfortable drafts and reducing the amount of work that your HVAC unit must do to keep your home at a consistent temperature.
If you are interested in learning more about gas fills and how they can help to better insulate your home, contact American WeatherTECHS today. We have a great selection of energy-efficient windows that boast gas fills to help keep heat from transferring into and out of your home all year long, and we’d be happy to speak with you about the advantages of having them installed in your home.