Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Pella between-the-glass technology doesn’t just provide low-maintenance cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and creates healthier air inside your Northern Virginia home. Based upon 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 approximate cost that dealing with allergies adds to the U.S. health care system is almost $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost as a result of 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 outpaces outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the resident smokes. Typical roomside blinds collect 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 safe from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, but they still provide the protection from the sun that you desire with an easy-to-operate lever. Learn more about our innovative between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Northern Virginia 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 space. 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.