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 host a booth at the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event participants.
“We felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been encouraging saving the air, and it helps remove germs and bacteria from your home’s air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO several months before when she saw an article regarding the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with nearly 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 importance 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 twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Just prior to 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 recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim said she was ready to “roll the dice” and try to win the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was over the moon when she found out she had bid the highest 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 four days later. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
We at Jack Nelson Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.