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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. www.macsw.org

Blower motors are essential to proper HVAC performance


The blower motor can make or break HVAC performance. Solid blower motor troubleshooting, along with an attention to detail, will help ensure that your customer’s HVAC system performs properly, the way the carmaker originally intended. When diagnosing HVAC issues, keep … Continue reading

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Registration is now open for MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show


– A/Ccess is the theme of the MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show to be held February 14-18, 2018 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center. Attendees will gain A/Ccess to the mobile A/C and engine cooling service … Continue reading

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A technician’s approach to HVAC diagnosis and testing


Twenty years ago, we could break down all areas of HVAC diagnostics into three categories when you really think about it. It was and still is called Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). All of the HVAC parts and components … Continue reading

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Why you need to be Section 609 certified


Some new regulations concerning the requirement of technicians to be Section 609 certified will be put into place on January 1, 2018. They are: The final rule published November 2016 extends Section 608 requirements to HFCs. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, … Continue reading

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Check out MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show Schedule


Registration opens Tuesday, September 5, 2017 for the February 14-18, 2018 Event in Orlando, FL. Complete details at this link.  

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MACS heavy-duty mobile A/C training with Mahle October 5-6 in York, PA


MACS member, Mahle Service Solutions located in York, PA has graciously opened its manufacturing facility for a MACS Section 609 Certification class on Thursday, October 5 from 2pm-5pm. Also, on Friday, October 6 MACS and Mahle will host a MACS … Continue reading

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Velocity Channel’s John Gardner to deliver MACS 2018 Keynote Address


John Gardner, host of Tech Garage and Motorhead Garage on Velocity Channel, MAVTV and Chipola College automotive technology instructor will deliver the Keynote address at MACS 2018 Training Event on Thursday, February 15, 2017 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and … Continue reading

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EPA’s HFC Regulation Thrown Out by US Court


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On August 8, 2017, a US District Court of Appeals reversed a 2015 EPA rule which removed R-134a from their SNAP list of acceptable substitute refrigerants for newly manufactured passenger cars and light trucks … Continue reading

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MACS to dedicate annual golf tournament trophy to posthumously honor Art Hobbs


Art Hobbs was a member and director of MACS for many years and was instrumental in the Society’s growth during MACS’ formative years. The MACS annual golf tournament was a particular favorite event of Art’s and he took great pride … Continue reading

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MACS ACTION magazine honored with 7 IAMC awards


MACS ACTION™ magazine has been honored with seven medals for editorial excellence by the International Automotive Media Competition. The IAMC program recognizes and encourages excellence in all forms of automotive media from works published, aired, or broadcast in 2016. The MACS … Continue reading

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