Wednesday December 26th, 2012 - 12:56PM
The designers at the ABC-TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” recently teamed up with IQAir to help a wounded war veteran.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris was on patrol in Iraq in 2007 when an improvised explosive device struck the vehicle in which he was traveling. His face and more than 40% of his body were badly burned. Despite his devastating injuries, Harris refused to leave the scene until every member of his patrol team was accounted for.
IQAir and “Extreme Makeover” worked together to create a healthy home for Sgt. Harris and his family in San Antonio, Texas. An IQAir Perfect 16 whole-house air filtration system was installed on each side of the house to remove more than 90% of the particles in the air five times every hour. Each Perfect 16 was integrated into a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system designed to maintain a consistent temperature.
“The air you are breathing right now is the same quality as in hospitals,” Extreme Makeover host Ty Pennington tells the Harris family while showing them their new Perfect 16 system in the episode.
The company also installed a commercial-grade IQAir Air Quality Monitoring Station in the house to continuously monitor air quality conditions both inside and outdoors.
“Shilo Harris paid a high price to help protect and defend our nation,” said Glory Dolphin, CEO of IQAir North America. “The least we can do is to help his recovery by giving him clean air to breathe.”