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MACS Presenting at MAACA Super Saturday

October 4, 2023

MACS Manager of Service Training, Steve Schaeber, will be presenting a Section 609 Certification Prep Class and Test at the Mid Atlantic Auto Care Alliance (MAACA) Super Saturday Event on...
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EPA Set to Issue NPRM on AIM ACT Refrigerant Reclamation

September 7, 2023

The US EPA is set to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by September 30, 2023 in accordance with the requirements of the US AIM Act 42 USC 7675...
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Recycle vs Reclaim

May 17, 2023

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor MACS member shops (and in fact, almost every repair shop in the country that services mobile A/C systems), have been servicing those systems the...
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Refrigerant Deja Vu

May 8, 2023

by Richard Hawkins, MACS Contributor Lots of changes since the 80’s If you have been associated with mobile Air Conditioning since the late 1980s, you have witnessed a lot of...
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EPA Stakeholder meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2023 

March 16, 2023

EPA is holding a stakeholder meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 11am (EDT) on the reclamation of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in the United States. This meeting is being held pursuant to...
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Training At Leonardo Helicopters

February 16, 2023

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training MACS Manager of Service Training, Steve Schaeber, spent the day at Leonardo Helicopters (AgustaWestland Products) at PNE airport (Northeast Philadelphia Airport) teaching...
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Follow up on the 12/30/22 EPA virtual public hearing

January 12, 2023

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Let me start off by saying Happy New Year! to everyone, and here’s to a great 2023! Since many of you were on holiday...
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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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Refrigerant recovery and system diagnostics

October 19, 2022

That’s right. Two days later the customer called and said it was cooling terrible. I had him bring it back in and put the gauges on it and checked the vent temperature and it was running about 325 on the high side and about 45 on the low side and the vent temperature was about 55 as I indicated earlier.  Of course, it was in the low 90’s that day.
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The ambient temperature differences

October 11, 2022

That hose is easy to get to, so I whipped it off of there and had the new one on probably in less than 3 minutes.  The owner was standing there watching and thought I was finished when I tightened up the second connection. He said he was going to go up and pay and would be back to get the car and hit the road.
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TEXA joins MACS Trade Show

October 11, 2022

TEXA joins MACS Trade Show!  MACS Training Event and Trade Show will take place February 2-4, 2023, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. TEXA joined MACS as a member in 2018 and is supporting MACS Training Event as a Silver Co-Sponsor of the Welcoming Reception at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville.
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Refrigerant overcharge

October 5, 2022

A shop could end up with an overcharge of refrigerant in a system and a resulting performance problem and waste a lot of time trying to diagnose what the problem is.
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