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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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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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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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Too Many Compressors

December 20, 2022

The blog article published on November 8, 2022, focused on understanding the importance of knowing the precise location of service ports when faced with a challenging A/C diagnostic issue.  It...
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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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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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Plug into MACS EV Program

October 24, 2022

Plug into MACS EV Program. MACS is providing a robust electric vehicle training program at our 2023 Training Event and Trade Show.
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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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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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Airsept to display at MACS

October 17, 2022

Airsept to display at MACS Training Event and Trade Show. MACS training event will take place February 2-4, 2023, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Located in Atlanta, GA, Airsept has been an active member of MACS since 1997.
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Stellantis OEM A/C Training

October 14, 2022

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer now offer Chrysler’s first 4-zone automatic temperature control A/C system for first and second-row passengers. It includes personalized temperature settings, fan levels and modes for each passenger.
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