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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

Ford’s MagicAire System


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor In preparation for the September issue, the staff at ACTION™ checks out many classic cars. We’d really like to find some of the earliest examples of factory or aftermarket air conditioning, but are always … Continue reading

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The ratings game


This editorial submission has been provided by MACS member Bergstrom The British Thermal Unit (BTU) ratings for mobile air conditioning systems are a confusing and often misleading issue. Ratings in the marketplace currently range from a few thousand BTU per … Continue reading

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MACS ACTION magazine honored with five IAMC awards


MACS ACTION™ magazine has been honored with five 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 2014. The MACS … Continue reading

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He wrote the book…


Paul Weissler’s name is ubiquitous within MACS. He’s our senior technical correspondent and has been for the 35 years the Society has existed. His byline appears in literally hundreds of issues of MACS Service Reports, in the pages of ACTION™, … Continue reading

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An interesting ride


By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman and CEO, owner Rad Air, Cleveland, OH One thing is for certain: Our service industry is in for an interesting ride for the foreseeable future! I use the word ride because although there are some … Continue reading

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A/C use and fuel efficiency, A MACS whitepaper


  Does using your A/C system cause you to burn more fuel? MACS attempts to answer that question in the attached whitepaper. Free download.   If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should be! Become … Continue reading

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Phones need cool too!


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Smartphones have become an important part of our daily lives, and keeping their batteries charged helps us to stay connected. But have you ever tried charging your phone in a hot car only to … Continue reading

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EPA issues final rule prohibiting certain high-GWP HFCs as alternatives under SNAP


On July 2, 2015, the final rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program was signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, … Continue reading

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What exactly goes on in a wind tunnel test?


  T/CCI’s Wind Tunnel: Let’s test it! By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor One of MACS most unique mobile A/C training events was held on Friday, May 29th in Decatur, Illinois at T/CCI’s Climatic Wind Tunnel facility. Amongst those who … Continue reading

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Honda recalls some ’14-15 Acura MDX vehicles for faulty compressor clutch bolts


NHTSA RECALL NUMBER: AWAITING# MFR CAMPAIGN ID: JQ7 CAMPAIGN DESCRIPTION: A/C Compressor Clutch Bolt RECALL DATE: 06/24/2015 RECALL STATUS: 17 Character VIN Required Summary: American Honda Motor Co., INC. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles. During manufacturing of the A/C compressor clutch … Continue reading

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