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 support the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event attendees.
“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been all about saving the air, and it helps remove germs and impurities from your air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory problems,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.
Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO a few months before when she saw an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with almost any heating and air conditioning system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When they were auctioning it off at 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 lived with COPD for over two decades. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.
“The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I would install the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia but he had only left the house over the past four years for doctor appointments.”
The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim resolved she was ready to “roll the dice” and try to win the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kim was elated when she found out her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Unfortunately, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived a week later.
Kim had the APCO installed in her own home because her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any stenches once she was done. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.
Everyone here at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.