Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Auctions APCO for Good Cause

June 10, 2016

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 host a booth at the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event participants.

“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring the company has been encouraging saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and contaminants 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 she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO many 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 understand its compatibility with almost any heating and cooling system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in 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 with MS and I immediately thought of my father.”

Kim’s father was 91 and had lived with COPD for over two decades. 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 costly 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He frequently caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out over the past four years to visit his doctors.”

The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a couple days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim determined she was going 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 over the moon when she found out her bid had won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully on April 16th. The APCO arrived a week later.

Kim had the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. Shortly after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any odors once she the meal was over. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of the system.

All of us here at Peachtree Service Experts are keeping Kim and her family in our thoughts and prayers.

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