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) chose to sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event attendees.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and bacteria from indoor air that can contribute to 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 found out about the APCO a few months before when she saw an article discussing the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any heating and air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, people were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had lived with COPD for over twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father go through so much, Kim said she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding 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 so excited when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Sadly, 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 a week later.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband has issues with allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any odors once she the meal was over. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
We at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.