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Argon Gas
Argon gas is a colorless, odorless, environmentally safe gas that is found naturally in the atmosphere. It is less dense than air, thus conducting less heat, meaning it is a much better insulator than air. It is also very cost-efficient to use in manufacturing, making it the commonly used gas in windows to reduce heat transfer between the panes of glass. Adding argon gas to your windows is an extremely beneficial feature to consider. It also is relatively cheap. The manufacturer shouldn't charge you much more than $10 a window.

Low-E Coating
Low-E is short for Low-Emissivity, which is a measurement of how much heat a material radiates. In relation to windows, manufacturers offer Low-E windows that are coated with an invisible, heat-reflective material that makes them more energy efficient. In addition to keeping the heat in during the winter and the heat our during the summer, the Low-E coating greatly reduces the amount of UV rays that enter the house. This helps prevents the fading of furniture, carpet, curtains, paint and other items in your house.

Air Space Thickness
The air space between the panes of glass is a very important measurement for energy efficiency. Glass itself it not a very good insulator, so you want to leave space between the panes in your window to allow for a better insulator, such as air or argon gas. You definitely don't want the thickness too thin, but you don't want it to thick either. A range between

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