The Climate Protection Partnership division of the U.S. EPA has partnered with the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide to make available six mobile air conditioning best service practices checklists to help the automotive service professional provide environmentally and technically proper mobile A/C system service and repairs.
These checklists enumerate Best Practices for A/C Service, Leak Detection, Refrigerant Recovery, System Charging, Field Repair and Assembly of A/C Hoses and A/C Equipment Maintenance. They are designed to promote efficiency and curb waste of resources. The checklists are useful for training new technicians, helping to incorporate efficient practices in the shop culture, and can be posted as tangible reminders and logs for often overlooked but critical functions like tool and equipment maintenance and care.
These checklists can be downloaded free of charge in pdf file format from the Climate Protection Pledge section of the MACS Worldwide website at this link:
Founded in 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. MACS represents a growing membership in North America and 47 countries around the world, and is affiliated with the Vehicle Air Conditioning Specialists of Australia (VASA). MACS also provides information and services to more than 60,000 industry shops, suppliers and technicians. The Society serves the industry through informational tools, self-paced educational materials, leader-led training clinics, advocacy and other member services. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than one million technicians to comply with 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. To learn more about MACS Worldwide and the upcoming 31st Annual Convention and Trade Show, to be held January 27-29, 2011, in Orlando, FL at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, visit www.macsw.org.