Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Auctioned Off an APCO for a Good Cause Published on 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 walkers. “The team thought an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring we have been encouraging saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and contaminants from indoor air that can exacerbate allergies and respiratory issues,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts. Kim Speck won the Fresh-Aire UV APCO Air Purifier when she offered the most at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first found out about the APCO many months before when she came across an article talking about the seriousness of indoor air quality. “I didn’t think much about it at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with practically any HVAC system, and assumed it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, people were talking about the significance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I just thought of my father.” Kim’s father was in his 90s and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over 20 years. He was required to be on oxygen 24/7/365 for the past four years. “The allergens in his home’s air irritated him even though I always installed the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He frequently caught pneumonia even though 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 a minimum of two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Just prior to the Walk MS event in North Dallas, Kim’s father had spent almost a month in the hospital and two days at the rehab facility rebounding from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father suffer so much, Kim determined she was going to “roll the dice” by bidding on the APCO, which would both help her dad get access to “clean” air, and also benefit 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 house before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, 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 week after he passed. Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. A short time after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she finished. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her new APCO. Everyone here at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.