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 sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event participants.
“Service Experts felt 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 remove germs and bacteria from your home’s air that can aggravate 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 discussing the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with practically any heating and air conditioning system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“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 repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out 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 facility. Just prior to the Walk MS event in 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 being there to see her father go through so much, Kim said she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding on the APCO, which had two great benefits: her dad would finally come home to “clean” air and all the money went to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was so excited when she found out she won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, just 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 a week later.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she the meal was over. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of the system.
Everyone here at Levy & Son Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.