MACS attends 1-800-Radiator A/C Workshop

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor

Last Thursday night was A/C training night in Bensalem, PA! Hosted by NE Philadelphia’s 1-800-Radiator & A/C owner and MACS member Tony Alimenti, the two conference rooms were packed at the Hampton Inn on Street Road.

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MACS Member Tony welcomes guests as he introduces tonight’s presenter, Richard Hawkins.

A long time MACS distributor member, 1-800-Radiator & A/C presents several Mobile A/C Workshops throughout North America, hosted by their local area stores. “Last night was Yeadon, PA, and tonight it’s Bensalem. Next week there’s another class in Indianapolis; then I get to stay home for a while,” remarked Richard Hawkins, instructor for tonight’s class. When he’s not on the road teaching classes, Richard is helping store personnel and customers through 1-800-Radiator & A/C’s AirTech Support Line. “Working the Tech Line is both challenging and rewarding at the same time. It’s great when you can help someone tackle a tough A/C issue.”

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Richard covered topics ranging from temperature testing and lubrication issues to component compatibility.

A key component of Richard’s class pertained to questions every technician should ask before starting their diagnostic procedures. What type of A/C system are you dealing with? Does the system cycle or is it constant run? Are its controls based on temperature or pressure? Is the compressor a fixed or variable displacement output? What is the ambient temperature and humidity in the shop that day?

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Two screens made it easier for everyone to see the presentation.

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Amongst those in attendance were long time MACS members Tim Iezzi of Iezzi’s Auto Service, Reading, PA and Joe Randazzo and Chuck Chambers of Randazzo Automotive, Lansdale, PA.

A raffle drawing at the end of class awarded prizes to several attendees. Among the items to win were several A/C service kits, a Santech flush gun and two cylinders of refrigerant!

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A lucky attendee wins the $100 grand prize!

Looking for quality A/C training? Are any classes being held in your area? Interested in participating in the next MACS event? Send an e-mail to or check out our website at for more information!

Visit the MACSWorldwide YouTube Channel to watch highlights from this training class!



About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues.
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