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A capacitor was changed recently. Because Ducted heating

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A capacitor was changed recently. Because Ducted heating wasn't working. Since then heat is coming through but house is struggling to heat up to 20 celcius. Air flow seems much less. My heating in the past would work very well easily get to 23 celcius on the coldest of days. Is this deliberate ie are capacitors different to be more energy efficient or did the technician not do a good repair job?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  HVAC Guru replied 12 months ago.

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Either the wrong capacitor was installed or the motor is going bad and caused the first capacitor failure. Depends on who did the work, but likely the motor is the issue.

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