Monthly Archives: May 2011

Getting more from less


By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACTION Magazine This one’s a little off our usual platter, but you still need to know about it if only to see the remarkable strides being made in our industry. On May 18, the 2011 … Continue reading

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10 questions and answers about HFO-1234yf


1) What is HFO-1234yf?

HFO-1234yf is a chemical refrigerant that will be used in new cars in place of R134a.

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EPA, DOT Unveil the Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels


The U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have unveiled new fuel economy labels that will help consumers take advantage of the increased efficiency standards achieved under the Obama Administration that will save families money at the pump starting this year. Continue reading

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Horsesense and non-sense


There are probably very few people who can remember a time when motor vehicles did not dominate the roads. However, for those who live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and elsewhere around the United States where large populations of Amish live, a driver must still be very mindful of horse-drawn buggies on the roads. Continue reading

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Changing Times


One of the things that I looked forward to while growing up was the family weekend road trip, which was then known as the Sunday drive. The family would pack into the car and my father would take us all for a ride to some new destination before heading back home. However, most times there was not even a specific destination in mind when we would start out on a trip. Continue reading

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A most ingenious paradox


It’s the curse of success. You run a business, and all businesses exist to sell something—either a tangible hard product or the more intangible “knowledge and service.” Your customers want a good product, they want it to last, and they certainly don’t want to come back to you when they don’t have to. You do your best to provide them with what they want. Continue reading

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Upcoming MACS public training clinics


  Training dates are still open in the following dates and cities.   2011 MACS Mobile A/C Update Schedule Key Cool Clinic Dates (To register call Bino at 508-692-6706 ext: 6706) June 2 Taunton, MA Key Cool Clinic Dates (To … Continue reading

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Continuing education


By Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS Manager of Service Training I fancy myself an amateur appliance repairman. Over the years, I have performed repairs on radios, televisions, ovens, cooktops, refrigerators, clothes dryers, and most recently, my clothes washer. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Foxy Lady!


By Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS Manager of Service Training Ha! Caught you with that title…made you want to check this out, huh? And that’s a good thing, because this is important. No, I’m not going to talk about an attractive woman … Continue reading

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Now available MACS 2011 Mobile A/C Update Clinic Book


If you did not attend a MACS Mobile A/C Update clinic his season you can still purchase the clinic manual. MACS 2011 Mobile A/C Update manual is targeted to the working technician who is experienced repairing mobile A/C systems and wants to keep up with the changes in repair techniques, tools and trends.
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