Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t only provide easy cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your Albany home. According to statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the primary chronic diseases. The approximate cost that allergen treatment adds to the U.S. health care system is approaching $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost due to allergies, such as hay fever. Amazingly, more than 90% of our lifetime is spent indoors. Given the fact that we are a society of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution outpaces outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the homeowner smokes. Typical roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Pella® 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 messes, but they still offer the protection from the sun that you want with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Albany showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to see this technology in action. You’ll see an allergen reduction just days after adding these blinds to your home. 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.