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) decided they wanted to support the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer a product to the event walkers.
“The team believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been encouraging saving the air, and it helps remove germs and contaminants from indoor air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO a few 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 air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, they were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had lived with COPD for over twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated 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 to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Right before the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father go through so much, Kim said she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid 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 her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
All of us here at Barlow Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.