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) chose to host a booth at the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event attendees.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and impurities from your home’s air that can worsen allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO a few months before when she came across an article discussing the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any heating and cooling system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, they were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I always installed the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left the house over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father endure so much, Kim decided she was willing 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 over the moon when she found out her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, only 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 the following week.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own house because her husband suffers from allergies. A short time after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of the system.
We at Coastal Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.