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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


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

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Trane XV90 Furnace Reviews

Showing 21-25 of 29 reviews

"Trane xv 90, xl13i heatpump"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I installed this equipment in my home. A xv90 and a xl13i heat pump. First of all, on the outdoor unit the capacitor, and contactor are normal maintenance, they last 5-7 years. I install for a living at a local company, now Trane is the most install and service friendly units. They have the most bells and whistles, for all of u having problems: 1. You had a below average installer, 2. U need annual maintenance checks, just like an oil change, 3. No equipment will perform or last if the duct sizing isn’t correct, and equipment must be sized properly for the home. So, quit being so cheap people, and pay for a quality contractor, then it will last,period…Trane units are simply the most efficient,and the most reliable. Voltage, airflow, duct size, location, equipment size all matters, do it right the first time.

"Ignition problems"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I had a XV90 Trane installed in my new house in 2001. The winter of 2009-2010 and this past winter I’ve had four different professional furnace repair guys try to get the burner’s to light consistly. I’ve spend over 700.oo dollars and they can’t keep it working. Now it’s failed again. My gas line pressure has been proven multiple times to be good. All they seem to be able to do is change the igniter four times in 15 months. I’ll never own another Trane.


"Efficient but Expensive to Maintain"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

We have had good luck with our Trane xv90 High Efficiency and xl14i AC. We have had just 2 problems. We save on our gas bill but yearly inspections at $90 each and two breakdowns in five years are a concern. The first breakdown was a $15 cleaning of a flame sensor that ended up being a $144 billing. Today, this second breakdown is a gas valve at $268 that is costing $370. The repair technition said this valve should not breakdown in five years time. Whatever I am saving in natural gas is being consumed by these costs to maintain. I will try the warrenty route with Trane on this gas valve but do your best research on installers, product, and service reputations before you buy.

Toledo, OH

"2-stage Comfort"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We brought our very first home, and the house had the 1968 furnace in it, and gas budget was about $175 a month. After a couple of months, the fan motor went out. Time for an update. My parents had a Trane in the house i grew up in, and been very pleased with it. I called local Trane dealer to give up a quote, and got what I thought was a fair price. I have a Trane XV90 two stage gas furnace with variable speed blower. The unit is 6 years old, and never had any issues. I do my annual fall check up to make sure all is good before I fire it off for the heating season. The unit is paired up with the Honeywell IAQ stat, and the comfort from the two stage is great for our Minnesota winter. I’d get another Trane if we need to get a new one. FYI, I work retail, and bad comments/review are going to be heard more than a happy ones! So, don’t let these review stop you from getting a new system.

Rochester, MN


1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

This is a letter about our so called “Cadillac” of all Heating and Air conditioning units; the Trane, Model xv90. The heating and a/c unit that we were replacing had been in our home since we had built the house in 1978�25 years. Other than just the regular maintenance of cleaning and filter changes, we had virtually no problems with the old unit. But since we were doing other remodeling in our home at the time , we felt that the furnace should be replaced due to its age and the fact that we wanted a newer and more energy efficient unit. We were assured by the sales person that this unit would be carefree and save us money on our heating / ac bills. The following is the failure history of our Trane:  10-10-03 – Purchased Unit  10-24-03 – Unit installed  04-23-04 – No Air conditioning (loose fitting � no Freon)  07-27-05 – No Air Conditioning (Replaced TVX Valve)  04-14-06 – No Air Conditioning (loose fittings � no Freon)  10-21-09 – Water leak (Replaced Transition Piece)  11-20-09 – Water leak (Replaced Heat Exchanger)  12-11-10 – Humidifier not working Needless to say, we are not happy with our Trane unit and my husband has, and will continue, to share our experience with the “Trane Wreck” in our home. I’ve convinced my husband that instead of just grumbling about the problems and regrets of purchasing this unit, we should put our story in writing so others will be informed of our experiences with Trane and may learn from our mistake.

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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