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) decided they wanted to sponsor the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event participants.
“The team believed 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 eliminate germs and bacteria from your home’s air that can contribute to 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 discovered the APCO several months before when she read an article regarding the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with nearly any HVAC 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, they were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with COPD for over 20 years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I constantly bought the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that 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. Just prior 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 recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through so much, Kim said she was going 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 having the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has issues with allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, 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.
All of us here at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.