Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our between-the-glass technology doesn’t only provide simple cleaning, it also helps with allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Kalamazoo home. Based on statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the primary chronic diseases. The approximate cost that treating allergy sufferers adds to the U.S. health care system is nearly $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost as a result 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 collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. Our between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and messes, but they still provide the protection from light that you desire with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass options on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Kalamazoo showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction soon after adding this technology 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.