Trane XV95 Review
AFUE:Up to 96.7%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Price:$4665 - $5830
BTU Output:58000 - 114000
The Trane XV95 is a two-stage gas furnace that boasts top-of-the-range efficiency in its operation. Featuring advanced features such as Comfort-R technology, a solid build, and impressive warranty options, the Trane XV95 is a well-rounded premium-tier furnace.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3500 – $6000
- Variable-Speed Blower Motor with Comfort-R
- Automotive-Grade Gaskets and Insulated Blower Compartment
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for excellent fuel efficiency, and some really impressive features such as Comfort-R technology, then the XV95 is a great option. ENERGY STAR ® certified, meaning that you can rest assured that the unit has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it meets Canadian efficiency standards, the XV95 will undoubtedly save you money in the long term and keep you warm during the winter.
In Depth Review
- Sub-models available: TUH2B060A9V3VB, TUH2B080A9V3VB, TUH2B080A9V4VB, TUH2C100A9V4VB, TUH2C100A9V5VB, TUH2D120A9V5VB, TDH2B060A9V3VB, TDH2B080A9V3VB, TDH2B080A9V4VB, TDH2C100A9V4VB, TDH2D120A9V5VB
- AFUE: 95-96.7%
- BTU input: 39,000-78,000 (first stage) 60,000-120,000 (second stage)
- BTU output: 37,000-74,000 (first stage) 58,000-114,000 (second stage
- ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED
Variable-speed Blower Motor With Comfort-R
The variable-speed blower motor allows for a two-stage operation which keeps your home warm whether it’s cool or freezing cold outside. By utilizing two stages of operation, the furnace is able to operate at a lower level to improve efficiency and then move up to stage-two when it’s cold enough. This two-stage operation also helps prevent temperature swings in your home. This unit also comes with the impressive Comfort-R technology which enables the furnace to perform quieter start-ups and shutdowns, improves its overall efficiency and allows for more thorough heat circulation. The Comfort-R technology can also help control humidity during summer.
Automotive-grade Gaskets And Insulated Blower Compartment
The automotive-grade gaskets are one of the reasons Trane are well-known for their well-built and durable units. The gaskets ensure for a longer service life and fewer maintenance issues along the way. Also, the insulated blower compartment helps to reduce the decibel level of the furnace while running and also prevents any air infiltration which could impact the efficiency of the furnace.
Other Key Features
- Variable-speed Draft Inducer
- Direct Vent – 100% fresh air option
- Integrated System Control
- Heavy gauge steel “wrap around” cabinet
This furnace is covered by a 10-year functional parts limited warranty and a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty. Timely registration is required (60 days) if you would like to receive the warranty periods in full without restriction.
Comparable Models by Trane
Model comparison by lower price – Trane XV95 versus Trane XB90
There’s little doubt you’ll be saving money on the up-front cost of the XB90 compared with the XV95; however, you will be losing some of the XV95’s best features. For example, the XB90 does not include Comfort-R technology and is a single-stage unit as opposed to the two-stage XV95. Also, the XB90 doesn’t have the automotive-grade gaskets and insulated blower compartment or cleanable filter. Their AFUE ratings also differ considerably at 95-96.7 for the XV95 and 91-92.1% for the XB90, meaning that although the XB90 may be a lower price up-front, it will cost you more in energy bills over time.
Model comparison by features – Trane XV95 versus Trane XL95
The main difference between the XV95 and the XL95 is the motor. Although the XL95 has an impressive four-speed blower motor, the XV95 features the variable-speed blower motor with Comfort-R. Comfort-R can help with humidity levels in your home, helps decrease the noise produced by your furnace during start-up and shutdown and helps ensure a thorough heating of your home. If you’re not worried about paying a bit more for the improved motor and Comfort-R technology, then the cheaper priced XL95 is very similar in all but the lack of a cleanable filter.
Model comparison by Premium Tier – Trane XV95 versus Trane XC95M
The Trane XV95 is an excellent unit, so if you’re looking to upgrade on it, there are only a few options. One of those options, however, is the fantastic XV95M. Trane’s premium offering, the XC95M includes all of the features of the XV95 but builds on its operation by utilizing a modulating gas valve, ensuring the most comfortable heating experience possible. In addition, it also includes extra features such as the ComfortLink II Communicating Capability and Communicating User Interface, which ensures that your furnace is always connected to Trane’s Comfort Control where it’s actively monitored for performance and any faults.