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) decided they wanted to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event participants.
“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and impurities from your air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory problems,” 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 found out about the APCO a few months before when she saw an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with nearly any HVAC system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, people were talking about the significance 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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I would install the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Just prior to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through so much, Kim said she was ready to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, 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 following week.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband suffers from allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any stenches once she finished. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
We at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.