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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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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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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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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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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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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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