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) chose to sponsor the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they had the idea to offer something to the event walkers.

“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 remove germs and bacteria from your air that can aggravate 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 a few months before when she came across an article discussing 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 heating and air conditioning system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in 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 with MS and I instantly thought of my father.”

Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with COPD for over 20 years. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.

“The allergens in the air aggravated him even though I always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia but 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. 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 few days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father suffer so much, Kim decided she was ready to “roll the dice” and bid on the APCO, which would not only help her dad get some “clean” air, but the proceeds also went to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Kim was over the moon when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Sadly, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the following week.

Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own home since her husband has issues with allergies. A short time after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her new APCO.

We at Bob Brown Service Experts extend our condolences to Kim and her family.

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