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 host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer something to the event attendees.
“The team believed an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO several months before when she came across an article regarding the significance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any HVAC system, and figured 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 years old and had been living with COPD for over twenty years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I would install the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left his home over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending a minimum of 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 a few days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father go through so much, Kim decided she was willing 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 had bid the highest and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Regrettably, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has problems with allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, 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 the system.
Everyone here at Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.