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) chose to host a booth at the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event attendees.
“The team thought an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from indoor air that can worsen allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won 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 seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with nearly any heating and cooling system, and thought 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 seriousness of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through so much, Kim decided she was going to “roll the dice” and try to win the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was over the moon when she found out she won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own home because her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her new APCO.
We at Strand Brothers Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.