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 host a booth at the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer an APCO to the event attendees.
“We thought an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and bacteria from indoor air that can aggravate 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 she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO many months before when she came across an article regarding the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it 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 way out of my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the seriousness 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 COPD for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his air bothered him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia but he had only left the house over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Just prior to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father go through so much, Kim resolved she was going to “roll the dice” by bidding on the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was elated when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken 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 since her husband has problems with allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
We at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.