Trane XL90 Furnace Overview

Trane’s XL90 is a two-stage gas furnace with a 92%+ AFUE rating. Two-stage heating lets consumers choose different settings depending on whether the temp is just a little nippy or well below zero. Other features on the XL90 include Trane CleanEffects™ which takes care of air filtration along with the heating. This model comes with a four-speed blower, a self-diagnostic microelectronic controller, and an adaptive silicon nitride igniter.

The Trane XL90 gas furnace comes in a convenient pre-painted galvanized steel cabinet of 40″ by 28″ dimensions. In addition to the usual vertical positioning, it can also be installed horizontally. Other features include a washable filter, one-piece heat exchanger that requires no welding, electro-deposition paint, and an enclosed burner box.

Furnace Filters for the Trane XL90

Air Flow ConfigurationCabinet WidthFilters
Downflow17-1/2″2 14x20x1 filters
Upflow19-1/2″1 17x25x1 filter
Downflow21″2 16x20x1 filters
Upflow23″1 20x25x1 filter
Downflow24-1/2″2 16x20x1 filters
Upflow26-1/2″1 24x25x1 filter

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XL90

2.6

  • Very Satisfied
    2
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    1
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    4
  • #9 of 16 Trane Furnaces
  • 42.86% of customers recommended

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Trane Furnace Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 7 reviews

"Never been warmer!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We converted from electricity to gas and purchased this furnace in 2004. Nearly 12 years later, we have experienced no problems and have enjoyed great warmth. This high efficiency furnace has saved us significant heating expenses since we converted. The two stage, high efficiency system delivers consistent heat. Our only service expenses have been routine service. I would recommend Trane to anyone purchasing a new furnace, based on our experience.

Washington

"Multiple problems with this model"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I got this brand new unit installed in 2001. Now, in 2015, I’ve already had many issues, all starting in 2009 after the warranty expired! 1. After a few tries, the authorized technician found that the main board was bad, together with the draft inducer. To replace those, I payed around $1100 in 2012. Checking on the Internet, I found out that many people had the same issue. To me, it looks like a manufacturing defect, but I had to pay. 2. After replacing the board, it worked okay for two years but then it failed again! This time, the igniter cable somehow was burned in a section. This is another stupid design where they put the cable in the box with the burners! I fixed the cable and then added some thermal protection. That worked okay. 3. Now I found out that I must change the flame detector. This is okay, they can go bad after a few years, but a technician told me that the heat exchanger may also be bad! Bottom line: my next furnace will not be a Trane! They are known to make weak boards, etc. M

Andover MA

"My XL90 Has Been Decent Compared to Others Here"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

We’ve had our XL90 for almost 10 years. There have been occasions where I’ve had to reboot the thing, but this year it really stopped working, just blowing cold air. Initially, after some bad communication internally with my service provider, a knowledgeable service tech came out and figured out (quickly) that the original ignitor was dead. Quick replacement. Our furnace and XL14i AC unit have actually worked well all these years. I’ll agree that replacement parts are likely expensive. I was told the ignitor was $263 (maybe that included some labor charge…???), but you can find ignitors for $30 give or take and easy to install. After watching the guy do it, fortunately our 10-year warranty was honored. I wonder if any brand is great anymore. Complicated systems, motherboards like a computer etc. Planned obsolescence. Considering the other 2 bad reviews I’ve seen here, I guess we’re the lucky ones.

Lakewood CO

"Garbage"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I replaced a 25 year old furnace with a new Trane XV80 with air conditioning in 2004. Have spent a lot just keeping this HVAC system operational. Now replacing blower motor and circuit board. Never had this much trouble with a furnace. I do not recommend Trane products.

Centennial, Colorado

"Designed to Keep Repairmen in Business"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I moved into a home with a Trane xl90 that was installed in 2003. I figured the unit to be relatively young and good for a few years to come. Wrong. First winter we lived there found it blowing cold air. Opened it and found lots of rust, a burned ground wire, and a burned out ignitor. I replaced the burned wire and the ignitor and cleaned out the gunk in the lines that drain condensate. Since then, I have had to replace the ignitor at least once every winter, and it still has a tendency to run even when the flame sputters out at the startup so that I have to go down and throw the breaker to force a restart. The unit was completely unreliable from the very moment its warranty had expired and Trane service and parts are very expensive. When I replace this unit I will not even consider using Trane.

Iowa

Other XL90 Reviews

Comments on one consumer forum rated Trane as the number two preferred furnace, second to Carrier and ahead of York. Factors considered include the number of levels, size of building, and frequency of use.

ConsumerSearch.com rates Trane and Rheem/Rudd as the most reliable brands.

Trane XL90 Model Numbers

The XL90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
TDX060R936V* 92 60,000
TDX060R936W* 92.1 60,000
TDX080R942V* 92.5 80,000
TDX080R942W* 92.5 80,000
TDX100R948V* 93 100,000
TDX100R948W* 93 100,000
TDX120R960V* 92.5 120,000
TDX120R960W* 92.5 120,000
TUX060R936V* 93 60,000
TUX060R936W* 93 60,000
TUX080R942V* 92.5 80,000
TUX080R942W* 92.5 80,000
TUX100R948V* 93 100,000
TUX100R948W* 93 100,000
TUX120R960V* 92.5 120,000
TUX120R960W* 92.5 120,000
TUX2B060A9362A* 93 60,000
TUX2B060AFV3VA* 92.1 60,000
TUX2B080A9422A* 92.5 80,000
TUX2B080AFV3VA* 92.5 80,000
TUX2C100A9482A* 93 100,000
TUX2C100AFV4VA* 93 100,000
TUX2D120A9482A* 92.5 120,000
TUX2D120A9602A* 92.5 120,000
TUX2D120AFV5VA* 92.5 120,000

XL90 Warranty

Trane XL90 gas furnace comes with a 5-year limited warranty on internal functional parts and a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger. To avail of these warranties, consumers need to register their products within 60 days of installation. Extended warranty options are also available, and they cover labor and other costs not included in the manufacturer’s limited warranty.

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