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 North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event walkers. “We felt an APCO Air Purifier was the ideal product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been all about saving the air, and it helps remove germs and contaminants from indoor air that can worsen allergies and respiratory problems,” 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 found out about the APCO several months before when she came across an article regarding the seriousness of indoor air quality. “I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t comprehend its compatibility with nearly any heating and air conditioning 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 significance of good indoor air quality for people suffering from MS and I immediately 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 had been on oxygen at all times for the past four years. “The allergens in his air aggravated him even though I constantly bought the more expensive 3M Filtrate brand of filters. They just didn’t help. He repeatedly caught pneumonia but he had only left the house over the past four years to see his doctors.” The pneumonia meant Kim’s father spent no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation clinic. 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 recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After watching her father endure so much, Kim decided she was willing 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 thrilled when she found out she had bid the highest and planned on having the APCO installed in her father’s residence before he was discharged from the rehab facility. Regrettably, three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father returned home to hospice care and passed away peacefully just a few days later. The APCO arrived the following week. Kim had the APCO installed in her own house since her husband has issues with allergies. A few weeks after it was inserted, she was cooking onions and realized she couldn’t smell any stenches once she the meal was over. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of the system. Everyone here at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.