Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t just allow easy cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Boston home. Based upon statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 1 out of 5 people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the top chronic diseases. The approximate 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. Considering the fact that we are a society of animal lovers (over 62% of households include a dog or cat), indoor pollution surpasses outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the resident smokes. Typical roomside blinds accumulate 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Pella® Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. These between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, but they still deliver the protection from the sun that you need with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our innovative between-the-glass features on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Boston 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 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.