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 support the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer an APCO to the event walkers.
“We believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got 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 regarding the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with practically any heating and cooling system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I immediately 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 aggravated him even though I constantly bought the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim determined she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid 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 so excited when she found out her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, 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 week after he passed.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any stenches once she finished. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of the system.
We at Falso Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.