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 support the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer something to the event participants.
“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and contaminants from your air that can contribute to 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 bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO many months before when she read an article talking about the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with almost any heating and cooling 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, they were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with COPD for over twenty years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air aggravated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim resolved she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which had two great benefits: her dad would finally come home to “clean” air and all the money went to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was elated when she found out she won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, only 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 chose 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 stenches once she finished. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of the system.
Everyone here at Knochelmann Service Experts sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.