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 support the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event attendees.
“We believed an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and bacteria from indoor air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO many months before when she read an article discussing the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with almost any heating and air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, people were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had lived with COPD for over two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air bothered him even though I would install the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He often caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through so much, Kim determined 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 over the moon when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Sadly, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any stenches once she was done. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
All of us here at Calverley Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.