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) were getting ready to support the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event attendees.
“We thought 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 impurities from your air that can worsen allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won 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 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 almost any heating and air conditioning system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When it came up at the 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 in his 90s and had lived with COPD for over 20 years. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in the air aggravated him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Right before the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father go through so much, Kim determined she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on 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 she won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has problems with allergies. A few weeks after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any stenches once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
Everyone here at A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.