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 Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event attendees.
“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and impurities from indoor air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO a few months before when she saw an article discussing the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with practically any heating and air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in 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 been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over 20 years. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I would install the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left his home over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Right before the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim resolved she was willing 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 getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own house since her husband suffers from allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she the meal was over. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of the system.
All of us here at Gordon's Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.