When the DFW area 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 sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event participants.
“Service Experts felt an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from your air that can worsen allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the 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 didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any heating and air conditioning 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 instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with COPD for over two decades. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air irritated him even though I constantly bought the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left his home over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Just prior to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim resolved she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which would not only help her dad get some “clean” air, but the proceeds also went to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was elated 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. Sadly, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken 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. A few weeks after it was installed, 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 the system.
We at Wesley Wood Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.