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 had the idea to offer an APCO to the event participants.
“Service Experts 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 eliminate germs and impurities from your air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO a few months before when she saw an article regarding the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with nearly 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, everyone was 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. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left the house over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend a minimum of 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 three weeks in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father endure so much, Kim said she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which had two great benefits: her dad would finally come home to “clean” air and all the money went to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was over the moon when she found out she won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has issues with allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she the meal was over. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her new APCO.
All of us here at Chief/Bauer Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.