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LEEDS, ENGLAND, November 09, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- We all know that double glazed windows are more energy efficient than single glazed windows. But why is this? Argon filled windows are becoming very popular with energy saving householders, and this article will explain why.
How Double Glazing Works
The layer of air between the two panes of glass in double glazing acts as a barrier to protect the transfer of heat energy from inside to outside your home. In single glazed windows, the heat energy from your home hits the glass and is conducted straight through and into the cold air outside, where it is lost. With double glazed windows, the heat is trapped between the two panes of glass, acting as a barrier to heat loss in the same way that warm clothes do for your skin.
One of the most commonly used types of gas for the air layer in double glazed windows is argon. This is because:
(1) Argon is a Low Conductivity Gas
Argon filled double glazing is effective because argon is a low conductivity gas. Low conductivity gases, such as inert argon or krypton, improve window performance by reducing both conductive (direct transfer) and convective (circulating currents) heat transfers. This is because the density of the layer in argon filled windows is greater than the density of the air, so even more protection is offered against heat loss.
(2) Argon is Very Cost Effective
Not only can you save money with argon filled double glazing due to reduced heating costs, the use of argon filled sealed units is more common than other types of low conductivity gases because it is the most cost effective. Argon filed sealed units have excellent thermal performance and cost-efficiency in comparison to other similar gas fills, such as krypton.
It is estimated that the savings you would make on your energy bills from installing argon double glazing would pay for the cost of the windows within two to ten years, depending on the performance of your current windows. Argon windows can give the highest A rating for energy efficiency on the BFRC energy scale.
To find out more about argon windows and how much money you could save on your energy bills, give Yorkshire based Elmhurst Windows a call on free phone 0800 515 850.
Argon filled windows and double glazing are available from Elmhurst with a fully comprehensive guarantee. Call 0800 515 850 or 0113 264 4505 for more details or visit the website at http://www.elmhurst-windows.co.uk/.
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