Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just offer easy cleaning, it also leads to allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Champaign home. Based upon statistics furnished by WebMD.com, allergies impacts 20% of all people in the U.S., and allergies are ranked 5th among the leading 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. Amazingly, more than 90% of our lifetime 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 outpaces outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the resident smokes. Ordinary roomside blinds collect 10 times more of certain airborne allergens than Pella® Designer Series® windows with between-the-glass blinds1. These between-the-glass blinds or fabric shades are shielded from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still provide the protection from light that you want with an easy-to-operate knob. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass window fashions on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Champaign showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction just days after adding this technology to your home. 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.