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) decided they wanted to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer an APCO to the event walkers.
“Service Experts 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 air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of 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 saw an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with almost any HVAC system, and assumed 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 seriousness of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with COPD for over twenty years. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his air bothered him even though I constantly bought the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left his home over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding on 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 had bid the highest and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned 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 home because her husband has problems with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
We at Rob's Albertan Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.