Trane XT95 Review
AFUE:Up to 95%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Multiport Inshot
Price:$4665 - $5830
BTU Output:38000 - 92105
The Trane XT95 is a durable high-efficiency unit with sub-models suitable for houses both small and large alike. Trane’s excellent build and an AFUE rating of 95% are the standout features of this furnace, and this, coupled with great warranty options, make this unit a suitable upgrade for those not worried about extra features.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $4665 - $5830
- Crimped Primary Heat Exchanger
- High-efficiency blower motor
- Heavy Steel Insulated Cabinet
The Bottom Line
This furnace is one of the best single-stage furnaces available, with an excellent AFUE rating of 95%. The High-Efficiency ECM motor helps ensure low energy bills and an even and comfortable heating of your home and the well-insulated cabinet ensures that this unit doesn’t disturb you while running. Although it lacks some of the extra features of Trane’s premium models, the XT95 comes in as great value for money.
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: 38,000-92,105
- Not ENERGY STAR ® certified
Crimped Primary Heat Exchanger
The crimped design of the primary heat exchanger helps to ensure that the heat exchanger is as strong as possible, which makes it highly resistant to fatigue and the stresses that are caused by the heating and cooling cycles of your furnace. This ensures that the heat exchanger in this unit achieves longevity and reliability.
High-Efficiency Blower Motor
The high-efficiency blower motor featured on the XT95 operates quietly and efficiency to ensure a constant and stable flow of heated and comfortable air.
Heavy Steel Insulated Cabinet
The heavy steel insulated cabinet has some key advantages. Firstly, the heavy steel used in the XT95’s construction helps to ensure the durability and longevity of the unit. Secondly, a well-insulated cabinet helps to make sure that no heat escapes the furnace, helping to improve the furnace’s efficiency. Thirdly, the insulation means a quiet operation, meaning that you won’t be startled when the XT95 kicks in to heat your home – you might not even notice.
Other Key Features
- Stainless steel secondary heat exchanger
- Multi-Port In-Shot Burners
The single-stage XT95 furnace is covered by a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty and a 10-year functional parts limited warranty, dependent upon timely registration (within 60 days of purchase) of the unit via phone or online.
Comparable Models by Trane
Model comparison by lower price – Trane XT95 versus Trane XB90
If you’re looking to save money, the Trane XB90 comes in at a lower up-front cost than the XT95. However, there are some notable sacrifices you have to make if you decide to go for the XB90 over the XT95. For example, the XB90 isn’t built with the automotive-grade gaskets and insulated blower compartment, as well as the heavy steel insulated cabinet. This means that the XB90 won’t be as durable and, consequently, may have a shorter service life. Also, you’re sacrificing the XT95’s 95% AFUE rating for the XB90’s 91-92.1% AFUE rating. So, although you’re saving money on the up-front cost, the XB90 will actually cost you more money over time when it comes to your energy bills.
Model comparison by features – Trane XT95 versus Trane XV95
The XT95 includes some impressive features, but if you’re looking for more, a good option is the XV95. The XV95 includes all the features that the XT95 includes but adds technology such as Comfort-R. Comfort-R is useful for controlling humidity levels in your home during summer, ensuring your home is thoroughly heated and also helps reduce noise emitted from your furnace during start-up and shutdown. Also, the variable-speed blower motor on the XV95, as opposed to the high-efficiency motor on the XT95, allows for a more even heating of your home when combined with the two-stage operation of the XV95.
Model comparison by Premium Tier – Trane XT95 versus Trane XC95M
Trane’s premium furnace offering is the XC95M. The XC95M builds on the two-stage operation of the XT95 by introducing a modulating gas valve. A modulating gas valve is an improvement because instead of just having two modes of operation (high fire and low fire), a modulating gas valve can move in small increments between 40% and 100% of its heating power, which provides outstanding efficiency and the most comfortable heating experience available today. The XC95M is also built with additional features such as the ComfortLink II Communicating Capability which allows the furnace to communicate with Trane’s Comfort Control ensuring that your furnace is always working properly, and any problems are quickly diagnosed. Expect to pay more for the XC95M, as you’re purchasing arguably Trane’s finest furnace offering.