When the Dallas and Fort Worth Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning locations (Calverley Service Experts, Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Plano/DFW, and Levy and Son) decided they wanted to sponsor the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer something to the event walkers.
“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can worsen allergies and respiratory issues,” 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 discovered the APCO several months before when she read an article regarding the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any heating and cooling 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 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 20 years. 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 constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He often caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Just prior to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father endure so much, Kim resolved she was ready 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 elated when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, 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 home since her husband suffers from allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any stenches once she the meal was over. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
All of us here at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.