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 sponsor the Walk MS events in Addison and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer something to the event walkers.

“Service Experts thought an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been all about saving the air, and it helps remove germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can contribute to allergies and respiratory issues,” 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 wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with just about any heating and cooling system, and figured it was another one of those “luxuries” that was way out of my budget. When it came up at the Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the seriousness of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS 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 two decades. He had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years.

“The allergens in his home’s air aggravated him even though I would install the more costly 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. The filters just weren’t enough. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out 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 facility. In the time leading up to the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent three weeks 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 said she was willing to “roll the dice” by bidding 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 thrilled when she found out her bid had won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s home before he was released from the rehab center. Unfortunately, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was brought home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the week after he passed.

Kim chose to have the APCO installed in her own home because her husband has problems with allergies. A short time after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any onion smells once she finished. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier.

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

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