Pella® Technology Helps with Allergen Reduction in Your Home Our exclusive between-the-glass technology doesn’t just provide simple cleaning, it also sparks allergen reduction and keeps healthier air inside your Petoskey 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 estimated cost that dealing with allergies adds to the U.S. health care system is almost $8 billion. Nearly 4 million workdays are lost because of allergies, such as hay fever. Over 90% of our life 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 exceeds outdoor pollution by as much as 100 times, depending upon whether the homeowner smokes. Normal roomside blinds gather 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 protected from dust, pet dander, mold spores and little hands, but they still provide the protection from the sun that you want with an easy-to-operate lever. Learn more about our one-of-a-kind between-the-glass features on our Replacement Window Features or Designer Series pages. Visit our Petoskey showroom or schedule a free in-home consultation to try this technology for yourself. You’ll see an allergen reduction shortly 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.