Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Pella between-the-glass technology doesn’t just provide easy cleaning, it also sparks allergen reduction and brings healthier air inside your Peoria home. Based on statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the top chronic diseases. The estimated cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is almost $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost due to allergies, such as hay fever. Statistics suggest that over 90% of our time is spent indoors. Considering the fact that we are a nation of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution exceeds outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the resident smokes. Ordinary roomside blinds accumulate 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. Pella’s between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, but they still offer the protection from outdoor activity that you desire with an easy-to-operate switch. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Peoria showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly after adding this technology to your room. Schedule Now! 1 - Based on data from research conducted by the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at The University of Iowa. Improved home health for allergy sufferers.