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) chose to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event participants.
“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and impurities from your air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO several months before when she read 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 almost any heating and cooling system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over 20 years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I would install the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father go through so much, Kim determined 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 won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Sadly, only 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 chose to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband suffers from allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of the system.
Everyone here at Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.