Pearson Mechanical in Arlington, Texas, came to the aid of a family in need of a better HVAC system.

The company teamed up with Trane Residential Solutions to install a new heating and air-conditioning system for the family of Jackson Merriman, a 2-year-old in Highland Village, Texas. The family is dealing with high medical bills and the need to upgrade its heating and air-conditioning system in order to provide an environment free from triggers or particulates that could aggravate the young boy’s condition.

Merriman suffers from a brain infection and an extremely rare immune deficiency, which together have required numerous surgeries, lengthy hospital stays, a bone marrow transplant, and ongoing at-home treatment. Pearson Mechanical decided to step in because Trane offers a whole-house air cleaner that removes up to 99.98 percent of all the particles and allergens from the filtered air.

Trane donated a five-ton XL20i gas split system, variable speed furnace, evaporator coil, and a Trane CleanEffects whole-house air cleaner to the family. In addition to installing the equipment, Pearson Mechanical replaced all ductwork, grilles and registers.

“When Stacey Pearson of Pearson Mechanical told us about this family’s difficult situation, we were delighted to step up and help,” said Craig Denard, Trane’s inside sales leader in Carrollton, Texas. “This boy has had a tough time of it so far, and we were in a position to make it better for him. It was a nice chance to do something for a community member in need.”

Pearson Mechanical has a long history of supporting community causes including its own Greg Pearson Foundation; the Fort Worth (Texas) Ronald McDonald House; and the American Cancer Society.

In addition to the improved air quality, the boy’s father, Doug, is grateful that the new HVAC system will mean lower energy bills.

“Of course the hard part has been seeing Jackson deal with this illness, but the medical bills have added a financial dimension to the difficulty,” he said. “The equipment Trane and Pearson Mechanical so graciously provided will mean significantly lower energy bills, and that will really help.”