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) decided they wanted to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event participants.
“We believed an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful 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 exacerbate allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got 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 talking about the importance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any HVAC system, and thought 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 MS sufferers and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with COPD for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his home’s air bothered him even though I always installed the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia but he had only left his home over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Just prior to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month 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 resolved she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding on the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was so excited when she found out her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, 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 week after he passed.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, 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 her new APCO.
All of us here at Pardee Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.