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) were getting ready to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event walkers.
“The team believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps remove germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can worsen allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO many months before when she read an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with just about any heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance 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 lived with COPD for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just didn’t help. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was willing to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was over the moon when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Regrettably, 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 the following week.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own home because 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 was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
All of us here at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.