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 Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event walkers.
“We believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and bacteria from indoor air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO a few months before when she saw an article discussing the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any heating and cooling 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, everyone was talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with COPD for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his home’s air aggravated him even though I always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia even though 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 a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through so much, Kim decided she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was so excited when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Regrettably, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has problems with allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any stenches once she was done. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.
All of us here at BW/Cook Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.