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) chose to sponsor the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer a product to the event attendees.
“We thought an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from your air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got 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 many months before when she saw an article discussing the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any HVAC system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I just 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 irritated him even though I would install the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Just prior to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple 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” and bid on the APCO, which would not only help her dad get some “clean” air, but the proceeds also went to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was so excited when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned 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 house because her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, 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 APCO air purifier.
Everyone here at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.