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Trane XV90 Furnace Overview

The XV90 was Trane’s top-of-the-line condensing gas warm-air furnace until it was discontinued in 2008. (Current top-of-the line models include the XV95 and the XC95M). The furnace was Energy Star® rated with an AFUE of 93% or better. (Trane does not make an oil furnace in the XV90 line, although it does in its XV80 line.)

The XV90 was a two-stage model with a variable speed blower. (This reduces the operating cost of the furnace when it’s not too cold as compared to a single-stage model.) It has built-in diagnostics, which the company claims can reduce maintenance time and costs should problems occur. The design of the XV90 furnace is CSA certified.

Furnace Filters for the Trane XV90

Air Flow ConfigurationCabinet WidthFilter Size(s)
Upflow / Horizontal17.5″17x25x1
Upflow / Horizontal21″20x25x1
Upflow / Horizontal24.5″24x25x1

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Consumer Reviews of Trane XV90


  • Very Satisfied
  • Somewhat Satisfied
  • Neutral
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
  • Very Unsatisfied
  • #7 of 17 Trane Furnace
  • 37.93% of customers recommended

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Trane XV90 Furnace Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 29 reviews

"Absolutely no complaints"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I extensively remodeled the house (removed roof and main floor walls and double the size of the house) and installed one of these in the attic for the main floor and one in the basement. In 16 years of use neither ever has had a service call, and admittedly I have been quite bad at filter replacement. I have twice added a room to the main floor and with the recent addition of another 520 sq ft addition, I have thoroughly maxed- out the main furnace. I knew it was a bit oversized originally, but I also knew I would be adding square footage so I ordered something a bit large. I have no complaints, even with the main floor furnace getting closer to needing to be replaced. It has served us exceedingly well. The basement furnace seems like it will last nearly forever, but it has worked much less hard.

Happy Valley, OR

"Draft Inducer Blower"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

I think I’m having problems with my XV90 furnace. I replaced the furnace draft inducer blower motor in Feb.2017 And just replaced it again because of loud noises. I saw signs of water/rust inside of the unit. Not sure where it’s coming from. My furnace is about 13 yrs old. Any suggestions?

New York

"Take it all with a grain of salt"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

In spite of my sodium reduced diet, I recommend a grain of salt with every comment you read. In my humble opinion, all comparable products are likely just as bad. They all design around the same paradigms and compete with one another on a level playing field. Nobody seems to come up with anything revolutionary or really better. Our first mistake was purchasing from Direct Energy. The salesman apparently measured wrong and the installers couldn’t use what they arrived with. We then waited another week without heat, in frigid November weather, for plenums to be rebuilt and eventually installed. After several years of pleasure we started having furnace failures in the coldest possible weather. The ignitor has been replaced at least three or four times. The last Trane technician said we needed a new motherboard because it was only sending 80 volts to the ignitor and was not aware that they were designed with an 80 volt ignitor. Apparently the motherboard has been redesigned and he was only familiar with the new version. It all comes down to poor installation and poor service, compounded with poor design. I have proven that I can’t trust my local Trane dealer. I have asked everyone on Facebook who they would recommend or not, and why. I will get at least three quotes and decide who installs a replacement based on who seems the most reliable and trustworthy! Product specifications are pretty much meaningless. Give me heat when I need it and don’t charge me an arm and a leg if it quits. I’m now spending another $5000 to get rid of unreliable contractors and taking my chances with another brand.

Tavistock, Ontario, Canada

"Great unit."

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

My xv90 was installed in late 200. In 2017, there may be slightly more efficient units but this one cut our heating bills in half when it was installed. Other than needing to reset the limit switch (which, in my unit, is not an auto-reset), my Trane XV90 has been terrific. I can hardly blame the unit for these resets. I was told the unit was over-sized so airflow could be an issue if the unit works hard. The latest reset was required after our front door remained open for a jamb repair for 5 hours in sub-freezing temps. I should have turned off the furnace for that! Other events were caused by my own forgetfulness at keeping my filters cleaned regularly. I suppose I am a lucky person because, coming up on 16 years since installation, my Trane XV90 has cost me exactly $0 in repairs. Maybe Trane did too well! I would definitely be a Trane customer again but I’ve had no opportunity.

Dayton, NJ

"Very Satisfied"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Bought the xv90 9 years ago and under the 10-year warranty I have had 3 small issues and one breakdown today (the ignitor) and 3 service calls to clean it (unit was not dirty at all). Over 9 years had cold air blowing twice in morning and I reset furnace by turning the power off for 30 secs and it fixed the issue. 3 months ago a label came off inside panel and rolled into a ball in the air drum and made a “thumping sound”. Tech came over and found the label “ball” and left. Today, cold air blowing and tried to reset as before but no go. Called installer and he replaced the ignitor, good to go. Was looking for part number and came across this site. I love this unit. We set blower speed lower and on low speed you can hardly hear it run. It’s located under basement staircase in closed in closet and that area is very clean and very dry all the time. That probably helps a lot. I checked out hi-eff furnaces 9 years ago before buying and found that Trane had better reliability than any other, as far as I could Google back then, so I’m really surprised at the problems I read here.

Sudbury, ON, Canada

Other XV90 Reviews

Comments on do-it-yourself message boards and heating contractor sites are generally positive about the XV90 furnace.

Trane XV90 Model Numbers

The XV90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
TDC040C924B* 91 40,000
TDC060C936B* 91 60,000
TDC080C942B* 91 80,000
TDC100C948B* 91 100,000
TDY060R9V3V* 92 60,000
TDY060R9V3W* 92.1 60,000
TDY080R9V3V* 92.5 80,000
TDY080R9V3W* 92.5 80,000
TDY100R9V4V* 93 100,000
TDY100R9V4W* 93 100,000
TDY120R9V5V* 92.5 120,000
TDY120R9V5W* 92.5 120,000
TUY060R9V3V* 93 60,000
TUY060R9V3W* 93 60,000
TUY080R9V3V* 92.5 80,000
TUY080R9V3W* 92.5 80,000
TUY100R9V4V* 93 100,000
TUY100R9V4W* 93 100,000
TUY120R9V5V* 92.5 120,000
TUY120R9V5W* 92.5 120,000

XV90 Warranty

The XV90 comes with a lifetime limited warranty against defects on its primary and secondary heat exchanger. (The lifetime warranty is available only to the original purchasor. A successive owner qualifies for a 20 year warranty on the heat exchangers, providing they have proof of date of purchase.) Trane provides a five-year limited warranty on the furnace’s internal parts. An optional extended warranty is available.

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