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) decided they wanted to host a booth at the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer an APCO to the event participants.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been all about saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and impurities from indoor air that can worsen allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO many months before when she read an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any heating and air conditioning system, and assumed 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 with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had lived with COPD for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia even though 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 no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Just prior to the Walk MS event in Addison, 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 suffer so much, Kim resolved she was willing 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 so excited when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has issues with allergies. A short time after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any odors once she the meal was over. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.
We at Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.