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) chose to support the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer something to the event walkers.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from indoor air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues,” 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 a few months before when she saw an article regarding the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When it came up at the 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 in his 90s and had lived with COPD for over twenty years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father endure so much, Kim said she was going 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 thrilled when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband suffers from allergies. A few weeks 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 excited to see the long-term effects of her new APCO.
All of us here at Atmostemp Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.