When the Dallas-Fort Worth 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 thought it’d be great to offer something to the event attendees.
“We felt an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and bacteria 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 she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO several months before when she read an article discussing the significance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with practically any heating and air conditioning system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, people were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I would install the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim said she was ready 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 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 residence before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, 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 a week later.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband suffers from allergies. A few weeks after it was put in, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any stenches once she finished. She’s looking forward to seeing 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.