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) were getting ready to host a booth at the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event participants.
“Service Experts felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps remove germs and bacteria from your air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory ailments,” 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 learned about the APCO several months before when she came across an article talking about the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with just about any HVAC system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old 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 aggravated him even though I constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that 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 at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Just prior to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was going to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 elated when she found out she won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, 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 had the APCO installed in her own home because her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any stenches once she the meal was over. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her new APCO.
Everyone here at Teays Valley Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.