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 support the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event attendees.
“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from your air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO a few months before when she came across an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with practically any heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, people were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had lived with COPD for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia but he had only left his home over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim said she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding 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 thrilled when she found out her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, just 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 a week later.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has problems with allergies. A few weeks after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she finished. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.
Everyone here at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.