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) were getting ready 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 a wonderful product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and impurities 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 she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO several months before when she came across an article regarding the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any heating and cooling system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 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 expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left his home over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
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 Addison, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father suffer so much, Kim said she was willing 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 she had bid the highest and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, 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 following week.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any stenches once she finished. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of the system.
Everyone here at Strand Brothers Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.