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) were getting ready to host a booth at the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer an APCO to the event participants.
“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been all about saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from indoor air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO a few months before when she saw an article discussing the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about 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, they were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had lived with COPD for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air aggravated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia but he had only left the house over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. In the time leading up to 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 being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim said she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding on 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 so excited when she found out her bid had won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has problems with allergies. A short time after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any stenches once she the meal was over. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
Everyone here at San Antonio Air Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.