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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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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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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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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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The pressure readings

November 8, 2022

Sometimes when confronted with a challenging problem with an A/C system, the pressure readings might not seem to conform to the way the system is performing.  Also, pressure readings might indicate that a component needed to be replaced and after replacement the system did not perform any differently. 
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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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Essentials in PHEV and BEV Thermal  Management

October 25, 2022

You can attend HVAC Hide and Seek for Electrified Vehicles: Essentials in PHEV and BEV Thermal  Management with Dave Hobbs at MACS 2023 Training Event and Trade Show. class on Thursday, February 2 from 9:45-11:15am and again from 2:45-4:15pm.
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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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