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) decided they wanted to support the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer a product to the event attendees.

“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring the company has been all about saving the air, and it helps remove germs and impurities from indoor air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory ailments,” 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 saw an article discussing the significance of indoor air quality.

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

Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with COPD for over twenty years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years.

“The allergens in the air bothered him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia despite the fact that he had only left the house over the past four years to visit his doctors.”

The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father go through so much, Kim said she was ready 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 thrilled when she found out she 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 was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the following week.

Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house because her husband suffers from allergies. A few weeks after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any stenches once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.

We at Air Engineers Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.

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