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 sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer a product to the event attendees.
“Service Experts 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 contaminants from your home’s air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory problems,” 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 came across an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with practically any heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the importance 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 been living with COPD 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 always installed the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia but he had only left his home 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 facility. Right before the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father endure so much, Kim said she was ready to “roll the dice” by bidding on the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was so excited when she found out her bid had won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has problems with allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she the meal was over. She’s looking forward to seeing 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.