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

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Well, Trane is one of the most respected brands in the HVAC industry. The Trane gas furnace prices rest in the middle when compared to most brands. When you put all the money aspects aside, Trane gas furnaces offers one of the highest energy efficiencies in the market. A big price does not always mean good quality. When you put all the Trane features together, you get a perfect combination of temperature control, efficiency, and a superior home experience. Let’s discuss some of the features to give our readers an idea how it works.

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 evening 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. Variable speed blower

The ECM motor in the unit allows for variable speeds. Variable speed blower enables the unit to control the amount of air flowing in the cooling and heating phases. The motor allows the speed to start slowly before ramping up the speed. This is especially important in saving energies as the fan operates in a continuous mode. However, you will find most brands with this feature.

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. Insulated cabinet for quite an operation

The Trane Gas Furnace is very quiet in operation. This is made possible with the cabinet being insulated to prevent sound from coming out. The quiet operation is an essential feature and homeowner would want a unit making loud noises in the house.

5. 24-volt fuse

The unit is well protected by a 24-volt fuse. The fuse ensures there is no excess power passing to the unit transformer. In the case of excess power, the fuse will break helping protect the unit from excess power damages.

Model Analysis

ModelAFUEBlower SpeedStageEnergy Star
S9V296%Variable2Yes
XC95m97.3%VariablemodulatingYes
XV95 96.7Variable2Yes
XL959642Yes
XT9595N/A1Yes
XR959541No
XB909241No
XC8080Variable2No
XV8080Variable2No
XR808041No
XB808041No

XC95m is 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.

The Trane XV95 is one of the best-selling brands with two stage gas heating and a variable speed blower. The Trane XV 95 comes with a design and features that identify opportunities to improve temperature swings and air distribution in your home.

If you didn’t have enough budget or plan to move house in the future, XB90 and XR95 are good temporary options. We didn’t recommend any kind of 80% AFUE gas furnaces no matter what features it has. 20% heating loss is huge.

Cons of the Trane Gas Furnace

Well, there are not many cons in the Trane Gas Furnace with most being attributed to poor installation by contractors. Trane uses smaller ports when compared to Carrier that has more ports. The reliability of the heat exchanger and fan might vary with other gas furnaces, but it all comes down to installation and servicing. Most people will tell you the brand is better than the product but in the end, you pay for what you have bought.

Professional Contractor Reviews

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 exclude 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 $1,950
$3,500
Trane S9V2 S9X2 $1,840
$3,400
Trane XV95 $1780
$3,470
Trane XL95 $1750
$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
$2,869 Trane XC95m Alberta, Canada 3000 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.
$3,600 Trane XV95 Cedar, MN 2300 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.
$2,200 XL90 Farmington, MN 1900 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.
$3,200 XR95 95% AFUE Calgary, AB 3200 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
$1,900 Trane XT90 Zionsville, IN 1900 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
$2,100 XB90 Chicago 2200 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.
$3,900 XV90 New York 2200 sqft
Highly-priced compared with my last Goodman furnace. Nothing different until now.
$4,900 XV95 Canada 3200 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.
$2,600 XB90 Seattle 2500 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.

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 furnce 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.

At last, once you chose 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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