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) chose to host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer a product to the event participants.
“We believed an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and bacteria from indoor air that can worsen allergies and respiratory issues,” 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 several months before when she read an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. Right before the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim determined she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on 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 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 home before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Sadly, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim chose to have 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 odors once she the meal was over. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her new APCO.
We at Stark Services extend our condolences to Kim and her family.