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) decided they wanted to sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event attendees.
“We thought an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been encouraging saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from indoor air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO several months before when she read an article regarding the significance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with almost any HVAC system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, people were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over 20 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 air filters. They just weren’t helping. He often 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 a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father endure so much, Kim determined she was going 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 thrilled when she found out she won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned 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 has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any stenches once she was done. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of the system.
We at Broad Ripple Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.