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 host a booth at the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event participants.
“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO a few months before when she came across an article regarding the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any heating and air conditioning 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, everyone was talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with COPD for over twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air bothered him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left the house 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. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father go through so much, Kim decided she was going to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 over the moon when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Sadly, just 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 week after he passed.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she was done. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.
All of us here at A-PLUS Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.