Category Archives: #1234yf

Should I stay or should I go?


By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman and CEO and President Rad Air Complete Car Care I know the value of a dollar – I couldn’t be in business otherwise – but a recent experience about both the dollar and escalating costs … Continue reading

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MACS reminds the aftermarket to be aware of changes to Section 609 requirements in 2018


Technicians who service mobile A/C systems and distributors who sell refrigerant need to be aware of new regulations effective on January 1, 2018 concerning the requirement of technicians to be Section 609 certified.   The final rule published November 2016 … Continue reading

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MACS Worldwide members can train their employees with MACS help


For many years the Society has published a monthly technical newsletter called the MSR (MACS Service Reports). If you’re a MACS member, then you’re probably familiar with receiving the MSR in your mailbox each month or online in your email. … Continue reading

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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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