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) were getting ready to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer a product to the event walkers.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been all about saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and impurities from indoor air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO a few months before when she read an article discussing 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 air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of 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 just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with COPD for over two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left to go out over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim determined she was willing to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 elated when she found out her bid had won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized 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.
Everyone here at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.