When the Dallas-Fort Worth 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 had the idea to offer an APCO to the event attendees.
“We thought an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from your air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck got the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO many months before when she came across an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it 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 definitely not in my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance 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 COPD for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air bothered him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father endure so much, Kim resolved she was ready to “roll the dice” and try to win the APCO, which would not only help her dad get some “clean” air, but the proceeds also went to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was so excited when she found out her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has problems with allergies. A few weeks after it was installed, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she finished. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
We at Becht/Givens Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.