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 something to the event attendees.
“The team believed an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and bacteria from your air that can worsen 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 many months before when she came across an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, people 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 lived with COPD for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I would install the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left his home over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim said she was willing to “roll the dice” and try to win the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was elated when she found out she won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband suffers from allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
Everyone here at Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.