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A/C Industry Roles

A Sure Sign Of A Restriction

January 24, 2023

By Richard Hawkins In the January 4th blog article, we covered a tech call that involved a customer who was experiencing an issue with the low side of an A/C...
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Deere allows farmers to repair their own equipment

January 22, 2023

by Steve Schaeber, MACS technical editor After years of debate, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed by the world’s largest farm machinery manufacturer. On January 8, 2023, Deere...
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A Memorable Tech Call

January 4, 2023

by Richard Hawkins Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you all had a good holiday season. We will begin the year on something of a light note. I am sometimes...
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EPA proposes GWP limit for five MVAC subsectors

December 22, 2022

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The mobile air conditioning industry has, so far, used R-1234yf refrigerant primarily in passenger vehicles and light duty trucks. Although MACS has reported on...
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Understanding and Diagnosing A/C

November 14, 2022

In the Understanding and Diagnosing A/C class, you'll go beyond minimum requirements for recovery, evacuating, recharging, and recycling by offering real world examples in diagnosing and repairing A/C electrical, computer / BCMs, climate control and electronic components. Most of today’s vehicles come equipped with electronically controlled A/C systems.
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Selection of the Proper O-Ring for Your MAC Application

November 9, 2022

Did you know the selection of the proper O-ring for your MAC Application can have a major result on your A/C repair?
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Interior Heating Evolution

November 1, 2022

In the last 120 years, automotive passenger heating has evolved dramatically from open carriage-type automobiles with little occupant protection from the elements to complex electric vehicle (EV) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
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North American Vehicle and Consumer Trends

October 28, 2022

A look at the latest population trends for light vehicles in North America. Presenters will provide insight on replacement rates for popular A/C products and talk about the changing trends in engine size, vehicle segments, electrification, and more.
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Electric Compressors, EV System Enhancements and Heat Pumps

October 26, 2022

EV and hybrid manufacturers are searching for every yard/meter of range they can squeeze out of their vehicles. In the race to get their newest offerings into the driveways of consumers, range is a major factor. HVAC can severely effect vehicle range, and engineers are doing everything possible to reduce the impact of this creature comfort/necessity.
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Staying RRR current

October 25, 2022

The refrigerant checked out fine. No contamination with other refrigerants and no air contamination.  Their machine pulled 30 ounces out of that system.
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Climate Control System Diagnostics: Using Scan Tool Analytics

October 21, 2022

Attend Climate Control System Diagnostics: Using Scan Tool Analytics and many more informative mobile A/C classes when your register for MACS 2023 Training Event and Trade Show, February 2-4, 2023, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center In Nashville, TN.
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The Changing Serpentine Belt Drive World

October 20, 2022

Serpentine belt system diagnostics are important. How do we know if the belt, tensioner, or idlers are failing?  What are the consequences to the accessories in the system if the belt, tensioner, and idlers are past their useful life span? Plus, where is technology taking us in the serpentine belt drive world? Learn the answers to these questions in this session.
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