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 sponsor the Walk MS events in Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer an APCO to the event attendees.
“We felt an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and contaminants from your air that can contribute to 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 offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO many months before when she saw an article talking about the significance of indoor air quality.
“I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with just about any HVAC 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 seriousness of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I just thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old 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 home’s air aggravated him even though I constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He often caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left to go out over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Just prior to 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 recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father go through so much, Kim decided she was willing to “roll the dice” and bid 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 having the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Unfortunately, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came 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 problems with allergies. A few weeks after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
All of us here at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.