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 thought it’d be great to offer an APCO to the event walkers.
“The team believed an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from your air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory issues,” 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 found out about the APCO several months before when she came across an article discussing 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 heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had lived with COPD for over twenty years. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out 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 facility. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was ready to “roll the dice” by bidding 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 so excited when she found out she won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband has issues with allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any stenches once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
We at D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.