Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Pella between-the-glass technology doesn’t only offer easy cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Annapolis home. According to statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the top chronic diseases. The estimated 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. Over 90% of our life is spent indoors. Because 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 collect 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 shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and messes, but they still provide the protection from outdoor activity 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 Annapolis showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to experience this technology yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly after adding these blinds 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.