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 Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event attendees.
“Service Experts felt 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 eliminate germs and contaminants from indoor air that can worsen allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO many months before when she came across an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 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 irritated him even though I always installed the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father endure so much, Kim said she was going 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 over the moon when she found out her bid had won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence 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 four days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home 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 happy to experience the long-term effects of the system.
We at Donelson Air Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.