Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Auctions APCO for Good Cause

June 10, 2016

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) 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.

“The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring the company has been promoting saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and bacteria from indoor air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts.

Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first learned about the APCO a few months before when she came across an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality.

“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with almost any heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, people were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I just thought of my father.”

Kim’s father was 91 and had lived 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 home air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left the house over the past four years for doctor appointments.”

The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Just prior to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim resolved 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 over the moon when she found out she won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.

Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has issues with allergies. Shortly after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any stenches once she finished. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of the system.

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

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