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) decided they wanted to sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something 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 encouraging saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and impurities from your home’s air that can worsen allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck was the winner of the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO a few 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 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 just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with COPD for over 20 years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I would install the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just didn’t help. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out over the past four years to visit his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Right before the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father go through so much, Kim resolved 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 thrilled when she found out she won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the following week.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of the system.
All of us here at Peitz Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.