When the Dallas-Fort Worth 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 support the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event walkers.
“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring the company has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps remove germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can worsen allergies and respiratory problems,” 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 saw an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any HVAC system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with COPD for over two decades. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I would install the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. In the time leading up 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 rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through so much, Kim determined she was ready to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 her bid had won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has problems with allergies. A short time after it was installed, 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.
Everyone here at Neal Harris Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.