Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t just allow easy cleaning, it also sparks allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Charlotte home. According to statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts one out of every five people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the top 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. Statistics suggest that over 90% of our time 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 surpasses outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the homeowner smokes. Normal roomside blinds accumulate 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than our 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 little hands, but they still offer the protection from outdoor activity that you want with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our innovative between-the-glass window fashions on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Charlotte showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to experience this technology yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly 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.