When the Dallas-Fort Worth 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 sponsor the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event walkers.
“Service Experts felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from your air that can worsen allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO many months before when she read an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with just about any heating and air conditioning system, and thought 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 importance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with COPD for over 20 years. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I would install the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left to go out over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Just prior to 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 rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim said she was ready 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 calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. A short time after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
We at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.