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 wanted to offer an APCO to the event participants.
“Service Experts felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have 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 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 found out about the APCO a few months before when she saw an article regarding the significance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with practically any HVAC system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air bothered him even though I constantly bought the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Just prior to the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father go through so much, Kim decided she was ready to “roll the dice” by bidding on the APCO, which would not only help her dad get some “clean” air, but the proceeds also went to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was thrilled when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, 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 following week.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she the meal was over. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
All of us here at Stevenson Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.