Trane XR95 Review
AFUE:Up to 95%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Multiport Inshot
Price:$3500 - $4665
BTU Output:38000 - 104500
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DISCONTINUED: Please note, this model appears to have been discontinued by the manufacturer, although it may still be available for purchase through distributors and contractors for some time.
The Trane XR95 is Trane’s highest-efficiency single-stage furnace available on the market. The single-stage operation of this furnace helps to keep it affordable, and the unit is covered by a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty and 10-year functional parts limited warranty. With Trane’s reputation for building units that last, this furnace is a great investment for the long-term.
In a nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,665
- Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter
- Integrated System Control
- Automotive-Grade Gaskets and Insulated Blower Compartment
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for the latest features, technology and the highest-efficiency available, the Trane XR95 isn’t the unit for you. However, if you’re looking for a well-built, highly efficient and extremely durable unit, the single-stage XR95 is a fantastic option.
In Depth Review
- Sub-models available: TUH1B040A9241A, TUH1B060A9361A, TUH1B080A9421A, TUH1C080A9601A, TUH1V100A9481A, TUH1D100A9601A, TUH1D120A9601A, TDH1B040A9241A, TDH1B065A9421A, TDH1C085A9481A, TDH1D110A9601A
- AFUE: 95%
- BTU input: 40,000-110,000
- BTU output: 38,000-104,500
- Not ENERGY STAR ® certified
Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter
The durable Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter, an impressive advancement on the Silicon Carbide igniters that have been used by furnace manufacturers for many years, helps to provide an extremely reliable ignition system for your furnace. Silicon Nitride Igniters use far less energy, meaning money saved on energy bills and a longer service life.
Integrated System Control
The Integrated System Control included in this unit monitors for the presence of flame when the system is operating in its heating mode, providing additional safety to the unit.
Automotive-grade Gaskets and Insulated Blower Compartment
The Automotive-Grade Gaskets and Insulated Blower Compartment that are included in this unit are evidence of Trane’s commitment to building durable, long-lasting units. Both the Automotive-Grade Gaskets and Insulated Blower Compartment help to reduce the decibel level of the furnace when operating and help to prevent air infiltration ensuring efficient operation.
Other Key Features
- Quiet induced draft blower
- Heavy steel insulated cabinet
The Trane XR95 is covered by a 10-year functional parts limited warranty, and a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty. To ensure that you make the most of both of these warranty periods, make sure you register your unit online or via phone with Trane within the first 60 days of purchase.
Comparable Models by Trane
Model comparison by lower price – Trane XR95 versus Trane XB90
If you’re looking to save money on a single-stage furnace offering by Trane, then the most affordable available is the Trane XB90. To incur these savings the main sacrifice you’ll make is the AFUE percentage, which is 91-92.1% on the XB90 as opposed to the XR95’s impressive 95%. Although going for the Trane XB90 might save you money up front, you’ll find that over time your energy bills will be higher as only 91-92.1 cents in every dollar will have been going towards heating your home with the XB90, as opposed to 95 cents in every dollar with the XR95.
Model comparison by features – Trane XR95 versus Trane XL95
The big difference in features between the XR95 and the XL95 is the two-stage heating and the variable-speed draft inducer that comes as part of the XL95 unit. Upgrading to a two-stage furnace may be a good option for you if you’re looking to save on your energy bill and ensure that your home is heated without temperature swings.
Model comparison by Premium Tier – Trane XR95 versus Trane XV95
If you’re looking for a premium tier furnace, the Trane XV95 is an excellent option. The XV95 features an energy efficiency rating of up to 96.7% which beats the XR95’s 95%. However, where the XV95 comes into its own is the extra features included. For example, the XV95 includes a variable-speed blower motor with Comfort-R technology. The Comfort-R technology in the unit ensures that the furnace performs quietly through start-up and shutdown and allows for a more thorough heat circulation. If these extra features interest you, plus the ability to help control humidity during summer, consider the XV95 as an upgrade on the XR95.