When the Dallas and Fort Worth Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning locations (Calverley Service Experts, Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Plano/DFW, and Levy and Son) chose to sponsor the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted 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 encouraging saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and impurities from your air that can worsen 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 learned about the APCO many months before when she read an article talking about the significance of indoor air quality.
“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with nearly any heating and cooling system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”
Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with COPD for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365.
“The allergens in the air irritated him even though I constantly bought the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left his home over the past four years to see his doctors.”
The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Just prior to the Walk MS event in Addison, Kim’s father had spent three weeks in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was ready 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 elated when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Sadly, just 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 had the APCO installed in her own house because her husband suffers from allergies. A short time after it was installed, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any stenches once she the meal was over. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.
All of us here at Komfort Air are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.