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) chose to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event attendees.
“The team thought an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can contribute to 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 a few months before when she came across an article talking about the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any HVAC system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over two decades. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though 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 the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim said she was willing 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 getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband suffers from allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she finished. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.
All of us here at Fras-Air/General Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.