Stephon feels an icy chill!


Hamilton, Bermuda (September 2, 2016) –  Summer student Stephon Paynter felt the chill while out on a job with AIRCARE after coming across a four-inch thick block of ice!

Stephon has been working with AIRCARE, one of the Island’s leading air conditioning (AC) and mechanical services companies, as part of a partnership between the Firm and IMPACT Mentoring Academy, which is aimed at giving young Bermudians hands-on work experience.

On assignment at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) to fix an air conditioning unit, Stephon and the AIRCARE team saw the problem.

Stephon said: “There was an AC in the computer room and computers generate a whole lot of heat. So the AC has to be constantly running. The coils froze up and there was a big block of ice on the wall where the coils had frozen.”

He also had a chance to see some of the cutting edge technology that AIRCARE uses to remotely correct issues with air conditioning systems.

“We sit down at a computer, which is hard wired to whatever system we are working on and it has graphics that show what is going on with that particular AC.”

AIRCARE’s General Manager, Brendan Stones, said everyone at AIRCARE had been impressed with Stephon’s application and ability to quickly learn.

“The partnership with IMPACT was a first for us and we did not know how it would work out. In this case, Stephon has done very well and is a credit to his school.”




IMPACT Mentoring Academy is a non-profit, non-sectarian, single gender school for middle and high school aged males.  Led by its Executive Director, Mr. Chris Crumpler, IMPACT’s predominately male staff combines an experiential learning technique overlayed on the Ignitia Curriculum. IMPACT currently has 15 students, with an anticipated increase to 26 in the September 2016 school year.

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