Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t only allow low-maintenance cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your St. Paul home. Based on statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts one out of every five people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the primary chronic diseases. The estimated cost that dealing with allergies 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. Amazingly, more than 90% of our lifetime is spent indoors. Because 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 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 shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still provide the protection from light that you need with an easy-to-operate switch. Learn more about our innovative between-the-glass window fashions on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our St. Paul showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to experience this technology yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction just days after adding between-the-glass fashions 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.