Category Archives: Refrigerants

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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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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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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How does the MACS Mobile A/C Diagnostics App Work? Take a look…


You must be a member of MACS to obtain the MACS mobile A/C diagnostics App. Join MACS at http://www.macsw.org or call the MACS office at 215-631-7020 x 0

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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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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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