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 Addison and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer a product to the event attendees.
“We believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory issues,” 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 a few months before when she saw an article regarding the importance 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 cooling system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, people were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I instantly thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with COPD for over twenty years. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I always installed the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house 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 center. 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 recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father go through so much, Kim said she was ready to “roll the dice” by bidding 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 residence before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, 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 had the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has problems with allergies. A few weeks 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 excited to see the long-term effects of her new APCO.
We at Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.