When you are seeking ways to make your home more energy efficient, you will find that an argon gas window will be one of the options. Being aware of any dangers that it may represent will help you decide whether it is right for you.
Naturally Occurring Gas
One of the first things to take into account when considering whether an argon gas window will be safe is that the gas occurs naturally in the atmosphere at varying levels.
An argon gas window can be greatly beneficial to prevent heat escaping your home with its insulating effect.
When comparing an argon gas window to an air filled one, you will not notice any difference between the two. This is due to the fact argon has no odor, taste or smell, and cannot be detected without specialist equipment. This will be problematic if windows are poorly built.
Although, in itself, argon is non-toxic, it is 25% denser than air and can prevent the body from taking in oxygen. Due to this, it can prove dangerous in enclosed areas because it can cause you to asphyxiate silently. The relatively small amount that is used in an argon gas window is unlikely to cause harm because it remains within the confines of the glass.