Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Pella between-the-glass technology doesn’t only offer simple cleaning, it also sparks allergen reduction and brings healthier air inside your South Burlington home. Based on 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 nearly $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost because of allergies, such as hay fever. Amazingly, more than 90% of our lifetime is spent indoors. Because we are a society 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 accumulate 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 shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens, but they still offer the protection from the sun that you need 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 South Burlington showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to see this technology in action. You’ll see an allergen reduction just days 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.