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) chose to support the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event attendees.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring we have been encouraging saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from your air that can worsen 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 read an article talking about the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with almost any heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had lived with COPD for over twenty years. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in the air aggravated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of 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 for doctor appointments.”
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 Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was ready 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 elated when she found out she won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own house because her husband suffers from allergies. A few weeks after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she finished. She’s happy to experience 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.