When the DFW 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 wanted to offer an APCO to the event walkers.
“Service Experts felt an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and bacteria from indoor air that can worsen 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 her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO several months before when she read an article discussing the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over twenty years. 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 always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim said she was going to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which would not only help her dad get some “clean” air, but the proceeds also went to 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 residence before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has problems with 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 excited to see the long-term effects of the system.
Everyone here at Mountainwest Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.