Category Archives: Refrigerants

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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What happened at the 2017 MACS Training Event?


The April 2017 issue of award-winning MACS ACTION magazine is now available with a comprehensive wrap-up of all the training classes presented at MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show. View what’s inside

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Robinair and MACS Worldwide to provide free Section 609 test prep webinar and online test on May 9


  Robinair and MACS Worldwide to provide free Section 609 test prep webinar and online test on May 9 Robinair is partnering with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide to provide a free Section 609 test prep webinar for … Continue reading

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MACS AG HVAC clinic in Norfolk, NE


MACS held our first ever agricultural HVAC clinic at MACS member Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE on Friday, March 24 attended by 31 technicians. MACS wants to thank Doug McKibbon of Northeast Community College for his invitation to use … Continue reading

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R-1234yf at the 2017 PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor MACS has been keeping up with the roll-out of R-1234yf refrigerant for several years now, and as expected the 2017 model year has extended HFO’s reach into several more models and with more manufacturers … Continue reading

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Alternative fuel vehicle service


  By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman/CEO and Owner Rad Air Complete Car Care I come from a Ford family. My Dad retired from Ford in 1989, I have two brothers still employed there, and I worked at the company  for … Continue reading

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Gen 2 Ridgeline cools with R-1234yf


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The 2017 Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s midsize pickup truck, redesigned and brought back in June 2016 following a short 2 year production hiatus. Like other manufacturers who are introducing new … Continue reading

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Another A/C milestone


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor We’ve reached another milestone in the mobile A/C refrigerant timeline, and this time it’s a big one: January 1, 2017 was the drop-dead date set by the EU (European Union) for when vehicle … Continue reading

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2016: A busy year!


By Steve Schaeber, MACS manager of service training It’s been quite a busy year in mobile A/C, and not just because of the long, hot summer season that started here on 5/26 (our first heat wave) and ended on 9/23. … Continue reading

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While my water pump gently weeps…apologies to George Harrison


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Most modern engines use some type of water pump to circulate antifreeze through the engine and heat exchangers to regulate operating temperature. Many of the engine-driven pumps contain shaft seals that are lubricated … Continue reading

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