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 Sunset Hills 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 annual cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is approaching $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost because of allergies, such as hay fever. Statistics suggest that over 90% of our time is spent indoors. Given the fact that we are a nation 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 occupant smokes. Normal roomside blinds accumulate 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 shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, but they still provide the protection from light that you desire with an easy-to-operate switch. Learn more about our innovative between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Sunset Hills showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to experience this technology yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction soon after adding these blinds 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.