Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Auctions APCO for Good Cause

June 10, 2016

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) were getting ready to support the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer something to the event participants.

“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy 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 her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO several months before when she came across an article regarding the significance of indoor air quality.

“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I just thought of my father.”

Kim’s father was 91 and had lived with COPD for over 20 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 would install the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left to go out over the past four years for doctor appointments.”

The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim determined she was going to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Kim was so excited when she found out her bid had won and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, 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 the week after he passed.

Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her new APCO.

We at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.

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