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) were getting ready to sponsor the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event attendees.
“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and bacteria from your home’s air that can exacerbate 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 came across an article regarding the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t comprehend 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 it came up at the Walk MS event, people were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had lived with COPD for over 20 years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I would install the more costly 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 see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. 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 few days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim resolved she was going to “roll the dice” by bidding on the APCO, which had two great benefits: her dad would finally come home to “clean” air and all the money went to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was elated when she found out her bid had won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, 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 a week later.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband suffers from allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any odors once she the meal was over. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of the system.
We at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.