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Sears Family
Sears Family

Keeping her recovery on track with IQAir

Jhyrve Sears was undergoing stem cell therapy and could only come home to a house with medical-grade air. The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team turned to IQAir.

System selected by "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition": GC MultiGas

For many people mold, bacteria, and allergens in their homes can be harmful – for Jhyrve Sears they could be fatal.

Life changed for Jhyrve, 17, when she was diagnosed with Krabbe Disease, a rare genetic disorder that attacks the nervous system. Krabbe Disease is usually fatal, and most patients diagnosed with the disease die within two years. Jhyrve was given an experimental stem cell transplant.

Jhyrve faced a long and lonely recovery. The chemotherapy that was part of her life-saving treatment had disabled her immune system.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was facing its biggest challenge ever. For Jhyrve to be able to leave the hospital her doctor said she would need a home that was completely free of bacteria, viruses, and allergens. The slightest cold or virus, something a healthy person could easily resist, could be fatal to Jhyrve.

IQAir consulted with "Extreme Makeover" on what would be required to build a proper hospital-sterile environment in a home. IQAir President Frank Hammes flew in from Switzerland for the installation of Jhyrve's CleanZone® HVAC air filtration system. IQAir also placed GC™ MultiGas systems in the home. Jhyrve needed to be protected from chemicals as well as particulates. IQAir's GC MultiGas systems are the world's most powerful and efficient chemical absorption filters.

After the installation of the CleanZone HVAC and GC MultiGas systems was complete came the most critical step in the process. IQAir needed to certify that Jhyrve's house was safe for her return. The IQAir team conducted an Indoor Air Quality inspection of the entire home. The air tests showed that the installation and design of the home were a complete success. The air in Jhyrve's new home was actually cleaner than it had been when she was in the hospital.

IQAir notified the "Extreme Makeover" staff that Jhyrve could now come home.

Brothers on Call
Brothers on Call

"Brothers on Call" choose IQAir for wine cellar

“Brothers on Call” is a DIY Network TV show that features two brothers who run a home-improvement business. When Indoor Air Quality was an issue, they turned to IQAir.

IQAir system selected by Brothers on Call: GC MultiGas

“Brothers on Call” is a DIY Network TV show that features the real-life adventures of Jon and Terry Wittmaack, brothers who run a thriving home-improvement business in Northern New Jersey. For the episode “Tuscan Wine Cellar” the brothers were challenged to transform an unfinished basement into a one-of-a-kind wine cellar featuring a curved, vaulted ceiling resembling a wine barrel. The basement makeover also included a state-of-the-art cooling system, recessed lighting and special brick veneers.

But air quality in the basement was a challenge partly because the homeowner includes an occasional cigar as part of his wine-tasting experience.

To help keep the air clear for the homeowner and his guests, “Brothers on Call” selected the IQAir GC™ MultiGas – rated the #1 air purifier for its superior filtration of smoke and odors. GC MultiGas technology includes 12 pounds of activated bituminous-coal carbon and alumina pellets to clear the air of gases, chemicals, smoke and odors.

“The GC MultiGas is amazing,” says Jon Wittmaack. “We love it because it can handle even cigar smoke, and it keeps the air in the cellar fresh and inviting so our customer can focus on enjoying his wine tastings.”

Cigar Aficionado
Cigar Aficionado

Cigar Aficionado rates GC MultiGas best

Cigar Aficionado experts choose IQAir to clear cigar smoke and odors.

IQAir system selected by Cigar Aficionado: GC MultiGas