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The Grinnan Family

The Grinnan Family: IQAir's collaboration with "Extreme Makeover" begins

After their infant daughter received a heart transplant, Cathy and Bill Grinnan made a promise that they would do whatever they could to protect their daughter's fragile health. They left their beautiful New Mexico home behind to move to Southern California and be close to Loma Linda Medical Center. But mounting medical bills and high California house prices meant they had to move into a small home in disrepair, which was less than ideal for Hanna's condition. The producers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” wanted to give the Grinnan family a home with a complete health makeover. They called on IQAir for the first time in what was to become a long-lasting relationship between EMHE and IQAir dedicated to creating the healthiest homes in America.

IQAir system(s) selected by The Grinnan Family: HealthPro Plus, GC MultiGas, CleanZone

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After their infant daughter received a heart transplant to save her from the same condition that their son died of as a newborn, Cathy and Bill Grinnan made a promise that they would do whatever they could to protect their daughter's fragile health. The Grinnans left their beautiful New Mexico home behind to move to Southern California to be close to Loma Linda Medical Center, the only hospital that would be able to care for Hanna's new heart. Mounting medical bills and the high California house prices meant, that they had to move into small home in disrepair, which was less than ideal for Hanna's condition.

The producers of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" decided that they needed to give the Grinnan family home a complete health makeover.

Since Hanna's weakened immune system needed to be protected from bacteria, viruses and allergens, it was particularly important to provide her with the cleanest air possible. This is were the producers of "Extreme Maker: Home Edition" decided to bring in IQAir. In addition to placing a HealthPro Plus stand-alone air cleaning system in Hanna's room, they asked IQAir to design a special whole house HyperHEPA® air purifying system to filter the air in the entire Grinnan home.

Once the air cleaning systems were installed, the results astounded everyone. The air in the entire home was over 100 times cleaner and the air in Hanna's room was over 1,000 times cleaner than before the makeover.

The makeover was so successful that Hanna can be said to live in America's healthiest home with cleanest indoor air ever to have been achieved in a home.

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