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) decided they wanted to support the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event participants.
“The team believed an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from your home’s air that can exacerbate 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 her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO several months before when she saw an article regarding the importance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any heating and cooling system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, people 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 in his 90s and had been living with COPD for over twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I always installed the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Just prior to the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father suffer so much, Kim said she was going to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 thrilled when she found out her bid had won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came 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 because her husband suffers from allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she finished. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.
Everyone here at Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.