Tag Archives: #A/C

New EPA rule restricts the sale of HFC refrigerants


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On September 26th, US EPA finalized two rules that will reduce the projected growth and emissions of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), a class of chemicals that includes the mobile air conditioning refrigerant R-134a, commonly used in … Continue reading

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Ford A/C provides more than just cool air


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Over the years Ford has been at the forefront of automotive engineering and design, and not just in the styling and horsepower departments but with air conditioning, too. Back in the 1950’s they came … Continue reading

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MACS announces 2016 MACS Mobile A/C Update Clinic topics


Working technicians will be able to be trained on a variety of important service and repair topics when they attend a 2016 MACS Mobile A/C Update clinic. Topics to be covered include: Logical Thinking Saves Time and Effort Cyber Repairs: … Continue reading

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Check out the MACS 2016 buyer’s guide…


And preview the MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show when you download the November/December 2015 issue of award winning MACS ACTION magazine.

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The fine print


By: Elvis Hoffpauir 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 http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/regulations.html was signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Specifically, this action changes … Continue reading

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PA legislation would require heat alert systems


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Several recent news stories have brought an important, although sometimes unfortunately overlooked issue to the attention of drivers nationwide. It has to do with how hot it can get inside your car or truck. … Continue reading

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As the belt turns


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Checking the Accessory Drive Belt System (ABDS) is one of the most basic preventative maintenance procedures we do as technicians. Most of the time, it only requires a quick look around at the belt, … Continue reading

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School bus A/C


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor I recently had the chance to tour Rifled Air Conditioning in High Point, North Carolina, where they install new A/C systems into school buses. It’s fascinating to watch the teams work together, as they … Continue reading

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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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