Tag Archives: #air conditioning

Vehicle power management and HVAC


September/ October 2019 ACTION Magazine Vehicle power management and climate control In the case of many late model vehicles, there are more and more systems utilizing electrical power management strategies than ever before. The wrong battery or, worse, generator installed … Continue reading

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All about truck and off road mobile A/C


So where do we go from here? That is the question.  There aren’t a whole lot of new things we can do with an air conditioning system to improve how it works.  Oh, there are some incremental things to enhance … Continue reading

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The future is electric!


June ACTION 2019 Hybrid and electric vehicle air conditioning compressor hardware, power controls and diagnostics For more than 15 years, hybrid and electric vehicles have been using electric air conditioning compressors.  The reason for the use of these air conditioning … Continue reading

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Possible new EPA regulation coming in 2019


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training Those of you who have been following MACS WordPress BLOG know that much has taken place regarding refrigerant regulations in the last few years. Our recent saga started back in 2015 when … Continue reading

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2018 MACS Service Information Survey


The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) was organized to serve the mobile air conditioning industry. MACS’ charter and mission are communication and education. To achieve these goals, the Society has developed training programs and coordinated information between the air conditioning … Continue reading

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Robinair and MACS Worldwide to provide free Section 609 test prep webinar and online test on January 24, 2018


Robinair is partnering with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide to provide a free Section 609 test prep webinar for training and certification for up to 125 technicians on Wednesday, January 24 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will … Continue reading

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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 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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