When the Dallas and Fort Worth Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning locations (Calverley Service Experts, Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Plano/DFW, and Levy and Son) chose to sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer an APCO to the event attendees.
“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and bacteria from indoor air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO many months before when she saw an article regarding the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with COPD for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia even though he had only left his home over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim determined she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which had two great benefits: her dad would finally come home to “clean” air and all the money went to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was elated when she found out she won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband suffers from allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.
We at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.