Do you own a home in the Cincinnati, Dayton or Northern Kentucky area? If you’re in the market for replacement windows for your home, energy efficiency should play a factor in your decision. Energy-efficient windows are becoming more popular as homeowners are striving to find that balance between keeping their homes comfortable and managing their energy bills.

To increase efficiency, most homeowners upgrade from single pane to double pane windows filled with either argon or krypton gas. What’s the difference between argon gas and krypton gas? Let’s start by talking about how they are alike:

  • They are both odorless, colorless and non-toxic
  • They are both effective at increasing insulation and energy efficiency safely
  • They both prevent heat from escaping the panes
  • They both help to keep your home warmer in the winter

All windows are assembled in a factory as a single unit, which is why you’ll be replacing your neighbor’s entire window if your son hits a baseball into it. Argon or krypton gas is pumped into the areas between the panes. Both gases are heavier than air and serve as a great insulator. It slows down or stops energy from traveling through them.

Your heater or air conditioner won’t have to work as hard because energy efficient windows are keeping your home’s inside air at a comfortable temperature without having to heat or cool the air coming in from the outside.

As an analogy, imagine what it feels like to walk through a swimming pool versus walking down the street at the same pace. It’s going to be harder to walk in the pool because there is more resistance. When air hits the gas between the panes, it hits the same resistance you feel when you walk through a swimming pool.

Which one is better, argon or krypton gas?

The denser the gas, the better the insulation. Argon gas is six times denser than air. Krypton gas is 6 times denser than argon gas and is 12 times denser than air.

Krypton gas particles are smaller and fit better in the nooks, crannies and crevices between your window panes than argon gas. It does a better job at preventing the thermal energy from traveling through your windows than argon gas.

All of the triple pane, energy efficient windows we sell at LEI Home Enhancements of Cincinnati contain krypton gas, including our Revelation Elite Series. We know this is a superior product feature, and will bring your Cincinnati, Dayton or Northern Kentucky home the best energy efficiency and savings.

LEI Home Enhancements of Cincinnati is committed to affordable prices, quality products and exceptional customer service. Whether you are a new customer or existing customer, we are here to help. Feel free to contact us today if you have any questions about your windows or would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation via our website, or by calling 513-738-4663. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram for our latest tips and updates!