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Trane Gas Furnace Reviews - There are six specific models of gas furnaces with efficiency ratings ranging from 80% AFUE to 97.3% AFUE. Trane is one of the biggest HVAC manufacturers in the US and one of the only HVAC manufacturers who produce their own compressors for the air conditioners and heat pumps. Other HVAC manufacturers use compressors manufactured specifically by a compressor manufacturer like Copeland or Bristol.
Trane Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings
Some of the features of various furnaces are:
- Variable speed ECM blowers in selected furnace models
- Two-Stage gas furnace operation in selected furnace models
- Modulating gas furnaces are available
- Stainless steel secondary heat exchangers in selected gas furnace models
- Silicon nitride hot surface igniters in selected gas furnace models
- Limited lifetime warranties on gas furnace heat exchangers on selected models and 20-year limited lifetime warranties on other gas furnaces
- Optional Extended Warranties are available. We always recommend purchasing the extended warranty if it comes with labor and especially if you purchase the top-tier systems.
- Trane Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 93% 93%
- Trane Quality as Compared to Other Brands 95% 95%
- Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 77% 77%
- Trane Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 93% 93%
- Overall Trane Opinion from a Technical Perspective 89% 89%
Trane Gas Furnace Top AFUE Rating
Trane Gas Furnace Model Comparison Guide
|Trane Gas Furnace Model Comparison Matrix|
|XC Series (Premium Model)||XV Series (Mid-Range Model)||XB Series (Economy Model)|
|Up to 97.3% AFUE||AFUE UP TO 96%||AFUE UP TO 92%|
|Trane Warranties vary with available extended parts and labor warranties for additional costs (recommended)||Warranties vary with available extended parts and labor warranties for additional costs (recommended)||Trane Warranties vary with available extended parts and labor warranties for additional costs (recommended)|
|Efficient and quiet ECM variable-speed induced draft blower motor||Variable Speed ECM blower motor||PSC multi-speed motor|
|Fully modulating||Two-stage gas heating||Single-stage operation|
|Tranes heavy gauge, two-tone powder-painted cabinet||Heavy gauge, two-tone powder-painted cabinet||Galvanized steel cabinet|
|Induced draft blower information not indicated. In this model we recommend a variable speed induced draft blower.||The Induced draft blower information not indicated. For this model we recommend an induced blower with two speeds operation.||Single-speed draft inducer|
|Trane uses aluminized steel primary heat exchanger. Secondary heat exchanger information not indicated. Make sure it is stainless steel.||Aluminized steel primary heat exchanger. Secondary heat exchanger information not indicated. Make sure it is stainless steel.||One-piece heat exchanger|
|Trane Warranties vary but make sure you read the warranty especially the part about the heat exchanger. Most manufacturers offer lifetime limited warranties for heat exchangers.||Warranties vary but make sure you read the warranty especially the part about the heat exchanger. Most manufacturers offer lifetime limited warranties for heat exchangers.||Trane Warranties vary but make sure you read the warranty especially the part about the heat exchanger. Most manufacturers offer lifetime limited warranties for heat exchangers.|
|Meets ENERGY STAR Gas Furnace qualifications||select models are Energy Star qualified||N/A|
|Trane advanced diagnostics not indicated||Advanced diagnostics not indicated||Advanced diagnostics not indicated|
|ComfortLink II communicating capability||Conventional control||Conventional control|
Trane has different warranties for different equipment. Some important notes about any HVAC warranty for any equipment. Most HVAC manufacturers only offer a limited parts warranty. This means, under warranty, you will have to pay for labor if something goes wrong. We always recommend you purchase the additional labor warranty if available. This is especially true if you purchase the premium models. They are more complex and will require a skilled technician for troubleshooting the problem. Another important point for warranties are heat exchangers. Many manufacturers give either a 20-year or lifetime limited warranty on heat exchangers. Read all the fine print and make sure to register the warranty within the time frame required by the manufacturer.
Gas Furnace Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment (ROI) Factors
|Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment|
|Efficiency||Pricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of Warranty||ROI (Return On Investment)|
|95% AFUE Plus||$$$$$||5 to 7 years depending on efficiency %*|
|90% to 95% AFUE||$$$||7 to 10 years depending on efficiency %*|
|80% to 90%||$||Over 10 years*|
|*Many factors depend on ROI such as house insulation, personal usage preferences, ductwork integrity, and other essential efficiency factors. The furnace AFUE rating is a high factor in the return.|
Trane Pricing Estimate Averages
It is difficult to quote any exact prices for installation of HVAC equipment. The reason is contractors have different methods of bidding and every job is different. There are also regional differences in pricing for various reasons. Additionally, pricing changes frequently and we want our readers to get up to date information. This is the reason why we refrain from publishing any pricing in our reviews. However, these are the published prices on Tranes website:
Trane Gas Furnace Pricing Estimate Averages
|S9V2||$3,500 - $6,000|
|S9X2||$3,200 - $5,200|
|XC80||$2,500 - $4,500|
|XV80||$2,500 - $4,000|
|XL80||$2,000 - $3,600|
|XT80||$2,000 - $3,200|
|XR80||$1,800 - $3,000|
In 1910 James Trane and his son Reuben began manufacturing a low-pressure heating system to heat homes. They have a long history of innovation dating back to its founder and his son including changing the concept of air conditioning for large buildings when in 1938 they introduced the Turbovac which was the HVAC industries first hermetic centrifugal refrigeration machine.
A Trane gas furnace can be integrated easily with a Trane central air conditioner system offering you home comfort for all seasons. Likewise, a high efficiency gas furnace will save energy lowering operating cost and utility bills. As a homeowner, it is very important to hire a good HVAC contractor to install your new furnace for your home.
Additional Models Reviews
The following are reviews we have done on specific Gas Furnace models. If the gas furnace you are seeking is not listed please email us the specific model number and any information you may from Trane and we will do a technical review for you.
For more on Trane and their latest models and efficiency ratings please see the Trane website.
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