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) decided they wanted to support the Walk MS events in North Dallas and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer something to the event attendees.

“Service Experts believed an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring we have been promoting saving the air, and it helps destroy germs and impurities from your home’s air that can exacerbate 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 her bid came in highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO several months before when she read an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality.

“I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with almost any HVAC system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I instantly thought of my father.”

Kim’s father was 91 and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 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 always installed the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He often caught pneumonia but he had only left to go out over the past four years to visit his doctors.”

The pneumonia would constantly result in Kim’s father spending no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation facility. Right before the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recuperating from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father suffer so much, Kim resolved 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 over the moon 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. Sadly, only three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father came home to hospice care and passed away peacefully four days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.

Kim decided to have the APCO installed in her own house because 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 stenches once she was done. She’s excited to see the long-term effects of the system.

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

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