Trane Gas Furnace Reviews and Prices 2024

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 high-end 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.

Related Article: HVAC System: Communicating vs Non-communicating

Model Analysis and Recommendation

ModelAFUEBlower SpeedStageEnergy Star
XC95m97%Variable speedModulatingYes
S9V2-VS97%Variable speedTwoYes
S9V296%Variable speedTwoYes
S9X296%Trane’s exclusive Vortica™ II BlowerTwoYes
S9X196%ECM Multi-SpeedOneYes
XC8080%Variable speedTwoNo
XV8080%Variable speedTwoNo
L8V1 California Ultra-Low NOx80%N/AOneNo
L8X1 California Ultra-Low NOx80%N/AOneNo
L9X1 Ultra-Low NOx95%ECMOneNo
S8V2-C80%Variable speedTwoNo

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:

Zones 1 & 2 (hot)80%S8X1, S8B1
Zone 3 (warm)80%XV80, XC80, S8X2
Zone 4 (moderate)90%-92%S9B1
Zone 5 (cool)95%-96%S9V2
Zone 6 (cold)95%-96%S9X2, S9X1
Zone 7 (very cold)97%XC95m, S9V2-VS

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 the 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

Related Article: In-depth Comparison: Trane vs Carrier vs Lennox Furnace Review

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.

ModelsUnit OnlyUnit Installed Cost
L8V1 California Ultra-Low NOx$3,115$4,500
L8X1 California Ultra-Low NOx$1,800$2,600
L9X1 Ultra-Low NOx$5,470$7,900

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Want to replace your air conditioner together? Check our Trane Air Conditioner Prices for more info

Trane Furnace Prices By Size

The cost list below is from an average baseline: 95% AFUE Trane XR95, No New Ductwork, 10-year warranty and average labor fee.

Trane Furnace SizeFor Home SizeUnit Cost With Installation
Trane 40,000 BTU600-1000 sf$2,850 - $3,050
Trane 50,000 BTU800-1200 sf$3,300 - $3,550
Trane 60,000 BTU1000-1400 sf$3,750 - $4,050
Trane 70,000 BTU1200-1600 sf$4,050 - $4,300
Trane 80,000 BTU1400-1800 sf$4,250 - $4,650
Trane 100,000 BTU1800-2300 sf$4,900 - $5,300
Trane 120,000 BTU2300-3000 sf$5,600 - $5,800

You can use our furnace sizing calculator to get the Trane furnace size you need.

Reader Submitted Prices and Reviews

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?

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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 from your local contractors, 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.

Feel free to ask any question by leaving a comment. We will answer any question with actionable tips.

Written by

Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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6 thoughts on “Trane Gas Furnace Reviews and Prices 2024”

  1. When do you know a home needs to have two heating/cooling units. My new construction has one and must need two with the poor air flow downstairs. I have one XR80 for a 2500 sq.ft. home.

  2. Will I get any increase in performance (particularly dehumidifying) by hooking up a XV80 two-stage furnace (as opposed to a XT80 single-stage) to an existing XR14 single-stage condenser unit?

  3. I just had a contractor come to my house and offer a 2 stage natural gas furnace but wants to put in a bypass damper. Is this really necessary as I’ve never had one in the last 20 years with my single stage.

  4. 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.


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