Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Auctioned Off an APCO for a Good Cause Published on 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 Addison and Fort Worth, they thought it’d be great to offer something to the event attendees. “We felt an APCO Air Purifier was the perfect product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps eliminate germs and contaminants from your home’s air that can aggravate allergies and respiratory ailments,” said Rob Haines, Marketing Manager for Service Experts. Kim Speck was the winner of 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 saw an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality. “I wasn’t too interested at the time because I didn’t understand its compatibility with just about any heating and air conditioning system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was definitely not in my budget. When I discovered it again at the Walk MS event, they were talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I instantly thought of my father.” Kim’s father was 91 years old and had been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for over two decades. For the past four years he had been on oxygen constantly, 24/7/365. “The allergens in his air irritated him even though I would install the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of air filters. They just weren’t helping. He repeatedly caught pneumonia even though he had only left to go out over the past four years for doctor appointments.” The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent at least two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. 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 recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After seeing her father endure so much, Kim determined she was going to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 her bid had won and planned on getting the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was released from the rehab center. Regrettably, 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 house because her husband suffers from allergies. A short time after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and noticed she couldn’t smell any odors once she was done. She’s looking forward to seeing long-term effects of her APCO air purifier. We at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning extend our condolences to Kim and her family.