Category Archives: #1234yf

After January 1, 2018, Section 609 certification is required to purchase refrigerant


Please be aware after January 1, 2018 a Section 609 certification card will be required to purchase R-12, R-134a, or R-1234yf cylinders of 2 pounds or more. Distributors will be required to keep records of certified technicians purchasing refrigerant. Click … Continue reading

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Can you afford the fines for not complying with Section 609 certification?


The MACS office has received some questions recently on fines for violation of Section 608 and 609 noncompliance. Here are some answers: EPA assesses penalties for violations on a case-by-case basis, based on many factors outlined in EPA’s penalty calculation … 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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Looking for mobile A/C wiring diagrams? We know where they are!


MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app includes wiring diagrams for mobile A/C systems for cars and light duty trucks. The only way to get the MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app is to become a MACS member. Join Now! Visit the MACS … Continue reading

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Tata Motors and MAHLE partner together to develop a prototype Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System on a vehicle


Tata Motors Limited and MAHLE, one of the world’s 20 largest suppliers to the automotive industry, have signed a joint development agreement for designing and developing a Secondary Loop Mobile Air Conditioning System (SL–MAC), under the aegis of United Nations … Continue reading

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Get the MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app with your paid MACS membership


  Nearly a year in the making, the MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app is now available. The MACS board of directors decided last fall that it was time for MACS to fully embrace current technology and push our information out … Continue reading

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MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app is now available for download for MACS members


In response to MACS member needs and changing technology MACS has partnered with Shiftmobility to create the MACS mobile A/C diagnostics app for use on mobile devices. The app will include access to the MACS Service Reports and ACTION Magazine … Continue reading

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Today’s technicians need to be total climate control management forensic scientists  


  MACS June ACTION Magazine is all about mobile A/C diagnostics! By Peter Orlando, MACS Contributor  Technicians need proper skills to work on today’s climate control systems. It is up to industry professionals to ensure they are service-ready and have … Continue reading

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MACS Summer of Service Videos


Calling all MACS members! MACS is launching the summer of service videos! Send us a short mobile A/C technical tip video less than 10 minutes that explains a service procedure or is educational and not overly commerical and we will … Continue reading

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