When the DFW area Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning locations (Calverley Service Experts, Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Plano/DFW, and Levy and Son) were getting ready to sponsor the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer an APCO to the event participants.
“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been all about saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from indoor air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO several months before when she saw an article discussing the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with just about any heating and air conditioning system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with COPD for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his air bothered him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left his home over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was willing to “roll the dice” and try to win the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was over the moon when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Regrettably, 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 had the APCO installed in her own home because 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 APCO air purifier.
All of us here at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.