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 host a booth at the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event walkers.
“The team thought an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and bacteria from indoor air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory issues,” 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 learned about the APCO several months before when she read an article regarding the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with nearly any HVAC system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with COPD for over two decades. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air aggravated him even though I always installed the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left the house over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim decided 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 elated when she found out her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Sadly, 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 following week.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has issues with allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she the meal was over. She’s excited to see 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.