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 Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer a product to the event attendees.
“Service Experts felt an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring the company has been all about saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and impurities from your air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO a few months before when she came across an article discussing the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with practically any HVAC system, and thought 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 suffering from MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had lived with COPD for over two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia but he had only left his home over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Right before 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 recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father suffer so much, Kim said she was willing 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 elated when she found out her bid had won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Sadly, only 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 the following week.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband suffers from allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she finished. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
Everyone here at McElroy Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.