Spring is officially here, and with it comes warmer weather. As a result, you can expect more customers coming to you with their air conditioning needs. This year you may notice an increase in the use of R-1234yf refrigerant. Vehicle manufacturers prefer R-1234yf because it reduces the environmental impact of vehicle air conditioning systems. Industry experts expect that R-1234yf will eventually replace the current industry standard, R134a.
“As R-1234yf becomes more prevalent in vehicles on the road, technicians and shop owners need training to recognize which refrigerant is being used, how to handle it safely and how to make sure they are properly equipped with the right machines and tools to service them,” said Tim Wagaman, senior product manager, Air Conditioning Fluid Products, Robinair.
On Wednesday, May 6, at 4 p.m. EST, up to100 technicians can join a free, 90-minute, Section 609 test prep webinar for training and certification to work on vehicles using R-12, R-134a and R-1234yf refrigerant thanks to Robinair and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS). Interested technicians can register at: www.macsw.org A test and study guide will be sent to registrants for free, courtesy of Robinair. Technicians should take the test immediately after viewing the webinar and return it to MACS for grading. Technicians who pass the test will be sent Section 609 credentials. If a technician fails the test, a re-test will be issued.