Trane XL95 Review
AFUE:Up to 96%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Multiport Inshot
Price:$4665 - $5830
BTU Output:57600 - 115200
The Trane XL95 is a high-efficiency furnace with a BTU rating that’s suited for medium to large sized homes. This durable unit comes with a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty and a 10-year functional parts limited warranty included.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $2800 – $4500
- Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter
- Advanced maintenance features
- Two-stage gas heating
The Bottom Line
The Trane XL95 is specifically manufactured for larger homes with its high BTU input and output. A two-stage furnace for increased comfort featuring advanced maintenance controls, the XL95 is a great option for those that own a larger home and want to ensure their heater has enough power to keep them warm during the winter.
In Depth Review
- Sub-models available: TUH2B060A936VA, TUH2B080A942VA, TUH2C100A948VA, TUH2D120A960VA, TDH2B060A936VA, TDH2B080A942VA, TDH2C100A948VA, TDH2D120A960VA
- AFUE: 95-96%
- BTU input: 39,000-78,000 (stage one) 60,000-120,000 (stage two)
- BTU output: 57,600-115,200 (stage two)
- ENERGY STAR ® Certified
Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter
The reliable Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter is a clear upgrade on silicon carbide igniters that have been used for many years in furnaces. The silicon nitride ignition system ensures a longer service life over carbide alternatives and is also improves on efficiency when compared to their carbide counterparts.
Advanced Maintenance Features
The XL95 includes a number of advanced maintenance features helping you ensure that your furnace stays in perfect shape for longer and helping to diagnose any problems quickly and easily. For example, the XL95 includes the self-diagnostic microelectronic control but also includes Lite Port extended system diagnostics. Also, the furnace is able to store any fault codes in its memory, ensuring quick diagnostics if technicians are required to service the unit.
Two-Stage Gas Heating
Two-stage gas heating furnaces are a clear improvement over their single-stage counterparts. By allowing for a first stage and a second stage, your furnace doesn’t have to fire on full power when the thermostat instructs it to raise the temperature in your home. This decreases the number of temperature swings, as your furnace can stay running on its first stage until it gets really cold, and then can ramp up the heat moving into its second stage.
Other Key Features
- Cleanable high-velocity filters (upflow models)
- Multi-Port In-Shot Burners
This furnace features Trane’s standard warranty coverage for their 90 and 95 model series, which is a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty and a 10-year functional parts limited warranty. If you want to make the most of these warranties, make sure you register your unit either online or via phone within 60 days of purchase.
Comparable Models by Trane
Model comparison by lower price – Trane XL95 versus Trane XR95
Although the Trane XL95 and the Trane XR95 have almost identical AFUE ratings of 95-96% and 95% respectively, they differ in their modes of operation. The Trane XL95 utilizes a two-stage gas valve to provide two modes of heating your home, high fire and low fire. The XR95, on the other hand, uses a single-stage gas valve which means that when the thermostat instructs the furnace to heat your home, it will work at full power before shutting off. This cyclic process can cause temperature swings in your home that are reduced by two-stage gas furnaces like the XL95. Consequently, if you’re looking for a lower priced furnace than the XL95, the single-stage operation of the XR95 reduces its price considerably.
Model comparison by features – Trane XL95 versus Trane S9V2
If you’re looking for some of the best features currently available from Trane, the S9V2 is a great option. A two-stage furnace like the XL95, the S9V2 utilizes the Vortica II Blower, unique to Trane, which is designed to perform like a “whisper.” It also includes Comfort-R technology, which is an additional feature that can help control the humidity levels in your home, limit the sound produced by the furnace during start-up and shutdown and ensure the circulation of heat in your home is as efficient as possible. The S9V2 is a clear upgrade on the XL95 in terms of its features but expect to pay more for this unit.
Model comparison by Premium Tier – Trane XL95 versus Trane XC95M
The XC95M is arguably Trane’s most impressive furnace offering. Featuring an AFUE of 95-97.3% depending on the model you choose, the XC95M boasts a modulating gas valve, which is a clear improvement over the XL95’s two-stage operation. Also, the XC95M features a simplified three-wire connection, which makes it minimally invasive to the structure of your house, and features the ComfortLink II Communicating Capability, meaning the furnace is always looked after by Trane’s Comfort Control. Expect to pay more for the top-of-the-range XC95M if you decide to upgrade on the XL95.