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 sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer a product to the event walkers.
“We felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been all about saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and bacteria from your 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 many months before when she came across an article discussing the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with practically any heating and air conditioning system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, they were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia but he had only left his home over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father endure so much, Kim said she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding on 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 getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has issues with allergies. Shortly after it was put in, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any stenches once she the meal was over. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of the system.
We at Golden Seal Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.