Trane Gas Furnace Buying Guide – Prices, Reviews and Tax Credits

Note: This article is only talking about gas/propane furnace. If you are looking for oil furnace, you can read our Trane Oil Furnace Buying Guide.

Before you dive into the specific brand review, we highly recommend you to read our elaborate Gas Furnace Buying Guide in advance. There are several crucial steps you need to take before you even start to think about the brand.

Our Trane gas furnace buyer’s guide includes top features, performance specifications, efficiencies and prices for all models. That makes it easy to research and compare Trane furnaces to the competition using our other gas furnace buying guides including:

Trane gas furnaces range from affordable single-stage models starting at 80% efficiency to two-stage and modulating gas furnaces with 95%-plus efficiency that cost more but deliver superior climate control in every season. Let’s get started! Here is a quick content navigation below:

Trane’s Features

1. The Trane’s Comfort-R solution (unique)

The Trane’s Comfort-R solution is a unique feature to the Trane Gas Furnaces that allows the unit to provide even heating. This provides comfort to every home in the evening ensuring the right warm temperatures are attained. The Comfort-R is a fan setting that allows the blower of the unit to increase slowly as the compressor loads up. This way, more moisture is removed, and the temperature slowly increased.

2. Trane CleanEffects advanced air filtration

Today’s tight home envelopes result in levels of indoor air pollution that, according to the US EPA, have dangerous short-term effects and deadly long-term impact. Trane CleanEffects advanced air filtration removes up to 99.98 percent of airborne particle allergens such as bacteria and other pollutants from indoor air. That’s a far higher percentage than is possible with standard air filters, which also reduce air circulation, compounding the problem.

Trane’s CleanEffects solves the issues by effectively cleaning the air of particles as small as one micron including dust, mildew and smoke without hindering air circulation. Testing done by Environmental Health and Engineering Inc., with results verified by the Harvard School of Public Health, has demonstrated the effectiveness of Trane CleanEffects. This technology makes sense for any home, but especially when the household includes infants, elderly members or anyone with asthma, COPD/emphysema or severe allergies.

3. Heavy gauge 2-tone powder painted cabinet (unique)

The Trane Gas Furnace is highly durable and can last for years. It is protected by a heavy gauge 2- tone powder painted cabinet that can resist any harsh weather conditions. The galvanized steel cabinets are resistant to corrosion making the Trane units very durable.

4. ComfortLink II communicating capability

Trane is an innovative HVAC company that was one of the first to use communicating technology in its systems. The Trane ComfortLink II communicating system is available with the installation of Trane furnaces, air conditioners, air handlers and heat pumps that are designed to work together. ComfortLink II technology is the brain of the system, connecting and controlling all components. It uses a network of sensors installed throughout your home to automatically calibrate compressor speed, gas valve operation and the speed of the blower motor to produce the highest possible efficiency and optimal climate control. The ComfortLink II thermostat connected control offers zoned heating and cooling for optimal indoor comfort. It is Wi-Fi enabled for remote monitoring and control, and it works with Nexia home automation too.

You might also be interested in learning about Trane heat pumps and Trane gas furnaces compatible with a ComfortLink II system.

Model Analysis and Recommendation

ModelAFUEBlower SpeedStageEnergy Star
S9V296%Variable2Yes
XC95m97.3%VariablemodulatingYes
XV9596.7Variable2Yes
XL959642Yes
XT9595N/A1Yes
XR959541No
XB909241No
XC8080Variable2No
XV8080Variable2No
XR808041No
XB808041No

When you’re looking for the most cost-effective heating, the strategy is to find the balance between furnace cost and energy costs. Let’s use the zone map to identify efficiency levels for each that strike that balance:

Zone
Suggested AFUE
Cost-effective Models
Zones 1 & 2 (hot)80%
XB80, XR80, XL80
Zone 3 (warm)80%
XV80, XC80, XR80
Zone 4 (moderate)90%
XB90
Zone 5 (cool)90%-93%
XB90, XR95
Zone 6 (cold)92%-95%XR95, XT95, XL95
Zone 7 (very cold)95% and upXV95, S9V2

You can choose your own cost-effective model according to the above table. By the way, XC95m is the newest model and the king of all the product line with modulating features. However, in my opinion, the 97% AFUE is nearly the same as 96%. There is no reason to pay $1000 more for the extra 1% efficiency unless your local government can offer huge rebates for it.

Note for the short-term house:

Trane is one of premium brands with higher initial cost. If you have the plan of moving house in less than 5 years, we recommend installing some quality but low-end level brands like Payne, Ruud or Armstrong. Looking for more budget brands? You can check our gas furnace brands guide.

Contractor Reviews For Trane

Trane claim they have added some logic to manage humidity, well, I think this is part of marketing as good installers can program most gas furnaces to control humidity just fine. When choosing the Trane with the Carrier Gas Furnace, the choice has to come down to installation and maintenance. Almost all manufacturers build furnaces to specifications.

-Bart from FLairconditioning LLC

Trane Gas Furnace Prices By Model

We need to set an equal baseline before we can list the prices for each Trane model. In this list, each furnace includes the same parameters: 70,000-75,000 BTU with 1000 CFM blower which is proper for a mid-sized home of around 2,000 square feet, 10-year warranty excludes labor fee.

The Unit Only price is the online wholesale price without shipping fee. The Unit Installation Cost include gas furnace unit, all the material for the house and labor fee.

Models
Unit Only
Unit Installed Cost
Trane XC95M$2,550
$4,200
Trane S9V2 S9X2$1,840
$3,400
Trane XV95$1,780
$3,470
Trane XL95$1,750
$3,400
Trane XT95$1,700$3,350
Trane XR95$1,700$3,350
Trane XB90$1,550$2,990
Trane XC80, XV80$1,220$2,500
Trane XL80, XT80$1,220$2,500
Trane XR80$1,200$2,450
Trane XB80$1,200$2,400

Reader Submitted Prices and Reviews

Price
Brand & Model & Size
Home Location
Home Size
$2,869Trane XC95mAlberta, Canada3000 sqft
The primary reason I bought this Trane five years ago model was because it is energy star rated, therefore, proving its efficiency and convenient too. Its communicating technology with a touch screen is up-to-date. The variable speed blower offers much comfort in my house, and I am totally impressed by this model. I love that the heat exchanger is stainless steel. The only repair I have done so far is changing the filters. I had my furnace inspected recently, and my HVAC technician approved that it is running smoothly.
$3,600Trane XV95Cedar, MN2300 sqft
I have had this Trane model with the highest efficiency among the Trane family around four years ago, and I am happy with it. I have not experienced any breakdown with my furnace as compared to the numerous failures I had with my previous furnace. My XV95 you can barely notice it provides more than enough heat for my three level home and my gas bill has dropped drastically. Another good thing I like about this model is that it runs quietly and It has quite everything that you would want in a furnace although the price is a bit high.
$2,200XL90Farmington, MN1900 sqft
installed two years ago by HVAC contractor who also does the maintenance. The unit cost a little much but we cannot complain because our gas bill has reduced during the two years we have had this furnace and also it only takes a small space in our basement. Additionally, it takes less time to when turning it on not like the one we had before that took an eternity to come on.
$3,200XR95 95% AFUECalgary, AB3200 sqft
I recently upgraded from an 80% efficient furnace to a 95% AFUE Trane model. This new furnace is much soundless and warms the house evenly and faster. The lifetime limited warranty of the heat exchanger, and a ten-year parts warranty is a bonus. A multi-speed blower ensures me of an enhanced comfort control indoors. My energy consumption has decreased, and so are my utility bills. I will recommend this to any person who wants a durable gas furnace
$1,900Trane XT90Zionsville, IN1900 sqft
The low purchase price is what attracted me into buying this model which I have owned for about four and a half years now The stainless steel secondary heat exchanger is of high quality and is not aluminized. With this unit, I saved money on this equipment and still got high efficiency not forgetting the single stage valve and motor giving reliable performance. The unit is economical in the long run, and I would buy this brand again
$2,100XB90Chicago2200 sqft
After a workmate had suggested this model, I took a chance with Trane, and I am not disappointed. The price was quite friendly given the high efficiency and the fact that this model is energy star rated. This unit assures me of my indoor comfort, and I have not done any repairs for six years since I purchased it. It is a bit noisy, but I am used to that now. If you want a high efficient furnace at a pocket-friendly price, go for this model.
$3,900XV90New York2200 sqft
Highly-priced compared with my last Goodman furnace. Nothing different until now.
$4,900XV95Canada3200 sqft
We need spend a long time of winter in CA and what’s why we choose the best model of Trane to cut down the power bill.
$2,600XB90Seattle2500 sqft
The central heater of furnace got broken after the 2nd year. The contractor changed it free with parts charge but with labor charge! $300 for the labor charge is awful. Trane is not as good as 10 years ago’s Trane. Will never buy it again.

Where to Get Latest Tax Credit & Rebates?

For high efficient AC and heat pump, federal and state government usually offer tax credits and rebates. Most rebates and tax credits are time-limited and vary greatly from one state to another. So we can not post exact rebates here for each different situation. But don’t worry, our latest 5 Places to Get Latest HVAC Tax Credit and Rebates guide can help each homeowner find the corresponding tax credit.

How to Find a Good Trane Contractor?

Related Article: 6 Hacks Of Choosing an HVAC Contractor.

You can check if your contractor has the Comfort Specialists Certification. According to information from the Trane official website, it meets the highest standards when it comes to unit installation and, customer service and contractor training. Trane Comfort Specialists are required to sell a decent amount of Trane products annually, and it will be withdrawn if the contractor can get an average 90 (out of 100) rating for customer satisfaction. North American Technician Excellence is another persuasive certification that we have mentioned many times.

At last, you had better avoid Trane exclusive contractor who only sells Trane products. Most exclusive dealers have a higher pricing and always recommend you to install high-end units.

How to Get the Best Trane Gas Furnace Prices?

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for a gas furnace project. So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
  • Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
  • Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for you local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

Lastly, once you choose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: homeowners tactics when negotiating with HVAC dealer to get the final best price.

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