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 a product to the event attendees.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps remove germs and bacteria from your air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of 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 came across an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with practically any HVAC system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had lived 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 bothered him even though I constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left his home over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Right before the Walk MS event in Addison, 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 seeing her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was ready to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 elated when she found out she won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noticed 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.