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) were getting ready to support the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer a product to the event participants.
“We felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting 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 got 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 saw an article discussing the importance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with nearly 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, people were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people with 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 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in his home’s air bothered him even though I always installed the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. 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 rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through 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 elated when she found out she won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has problems with allergies. A few weeks after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her new APCO.
Everyone here at Midway Services sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.