Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Auctioned Off an APCO for a Good Cause Published on June 10, 2016 When the Dallas-Fort Worth area 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 North Dallas and Fort Worth, they wanted to offer an APCO to the event attendees. “The team felt an APCO Air Purifier was a wonderful product to auction off since this spring Service Experts has been promoting saving the air, and it helps remove germs and impurities from your home’s air that can exacerbate 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 bid the highest at the Dallas Walk MS event. Kim first discovered the APCO a few months before when she saw an article talking about the importance of indoor air quality. “I didn’t pay much attention at the time because I didn’t realize its compatibility with practically any heating and air conditioning system, and thought it was another one of those “luxuries” that was beyond my budget. When they were auctioning it off at Walk MS event, everyone was talking about the importance of good indoor air quality for MS sufferers and I instantly 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 air aggravated him even though I constantly bought the higher-priced 3M Filtrate brand of home air filters. They just weren’t helping. He frequently caught pneumonia even though he had only left the house over the past four years to visit his doctors.” The pneumonia would cause Kim’s father to spend no less than two months in the hospital and rehabilitation center. Right before the Walk MS event in Dallas, Kim’s father had spent the majority of the month in the hospital and a few days at the rehab facility recovering from two strings of pneumonia. After being there to see her father endure so much, Kim decided she was going to “roll the dice” and try to win 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 so excited when she found out her bid had won and planned on calling to get the APCO installed in her father’s house before he was sent home from the rehab clinic. Unfortunately, just three days after the MS Walk, Kim’s father was taken 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 home since her husband has problems with allergies. A few weeks after it was put in, she was cooking onions and noted she couldn’t smell any stenches once she finished. She’s happy to experience the long-term effects of her APCO air purifier. Everyone here at Hammond Plumbing & Heating sends their thoughts and prayers to Kim and her family.