Monthly Archives: December 2014

MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show Exhibitors


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AirConator: Adventures of the A/C Hero


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Video games as we know them have been around since the 1970s, and have run the gamut of genres from action and adventure to sports and strategy. In some games you play cards, drive … Continue reading

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Meet MACS member Jim Hittman


Why should I become a member of MACS? What’s in it for me? Who will I meet? Will I be able to network? What kind of people are MACS members? Well , meet MACS member Jim Hittman of Badger Truck … Continue reading

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How many R-1234yf cars are in the EU? Hmmmm


Fun Fact: We don’t have all those numbers yet, but in GERMANY…. In 2013, there were 99,609 vehicles using R-1234yf A/C systems In 2014, there are 186924. Thanks to http://www.duh.de for the stats!

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More on R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Continuing on the conversation I had with Tom Morris of Honeywell, here is part two of Steve’s yf Blog series, covering some of what we discussed. Q.Do you envision the heavy duty truck and/or … Continue reading

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MACS to roll out new Section 609 Certification program on January 1, 2015


MACS Worldwide Section 609 technician training program, updated for R-1234yf, approved by U.S. EPA The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will roll out a new Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Technician Certification Training Program on January 1, 2015. MACS will … Continue reading

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Change, price and respect


By Andy Fiffick, Chairman and CEO MACS Worldwide, president Rad-Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, OH I don’t know about your shop, but pricing seems to be on our minds every hour of every day. First, what is wrong with the … Continue reading

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Service information: What do techs want?


By Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer This fall, MACS explored accessing service information, and our associated survey on the topic drew more than 200 responses, some unexpected and enlightening. Given the technology-saturated world we live in, … Continue reading

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Better brush up on your heater repair knowledge!


According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), November was 16th coldest on record for the contiguous U.S. Eastern U.S. was cold, while the Southwest was warm. The contiguous US snow cover extent was record large. Alaska had fifth … Continue reading

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What do you know about the electric water pump?


Electric water pumps are not only more efficient than belt or chain-driven water pumps, but they can earn carbon credits toward Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE). Okay, electric pumps are nothing new as they have been used as auxiliary pumps … Continue reading

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