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 support the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event walkers.
“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring the company has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from your air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO many months before when she saw an article regarding the importance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning 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, 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 91 and had been living with COPD for over two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air aggravated him even though I always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left the house over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Addison, 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 watching her father go through so much, Kim determined she was going to “roll the dice” and bid 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 sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband suffers from allergies. A short time after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she finished. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
Everyone here at Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.