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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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  • #7 of 17 Trane Furnace
  • 37.93% of customers recommended

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Trane XV90 Furnace Reviews

Showing 26-29 of 29 reviews

"XV90 first hiccup in 4.5 years"

4.0 rating
Somewhat Satisfied

Had an installer who worked for a local contractor give me a deal on this unit and a Goodman outdoor unit. Both have worked without a hitch. The guy who was told that you can’t use a programmable thermostat with the xv90 has either been greatly lied to or the specs have greatly changed. Since it is dual stage and has a variable speed fan, it works even better with a programmable thermostat. Been using one since day installed. Looking now for a new gas valve as mine seems to have developed a problem with the pilot regulator pressure. This part is made by White-Rodgers, but will only ding Trane once since I probably won’t get any warranty service on this covered part.

"Many repairs needed"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

We have a xv90 trane furnace that is being repaired as I write this. It’s been circuit boards and now a blower motor controller.It’s been jan 2003 controller replacement, march 2005 ifc ( part) replacement,dec 2005control board,and at least two calls inbetween the calls in 2005. All the problems have been electrical in nature but come on if I hadn’t bought the extended warranty I would have spent about $2020.00 in repairs in the nine years we have had this money pit!

Kalamazoo, Michigan

"XV90 – Flawed logic"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

I just purchased a builder’s model home that has a Trane xv90 (hybrid gas/electric) model, which is supposed to be super energy-efficient. I called the installer to come and put in a programmable thermostat for me so that I could have the house cool down for sleeping and while I am at work; and warm up for when I am awake/and for weekends. They said that it is not recommended that you use a programmable thermostat with the xv90, but they couldn’t tell me why. I then called Trane, who couldn’t really explain it to me either. I posed the question as to whether it would harm the unit if I used a programmable thermostat or if there was some other reason. Apparently it was some other reason, and that reason being energy efficiency. Well, to heck with that – I need to be comfortable so that I can sleep! The guy at Trane told me that the furnace is designed to run at 73 degrees f – constantly. This is way too warm for me for nighttime. He said that lowering the temperature by more than one degree may create conditions where it would never be able to warm the house up again until the weather got warmer. What the heck? If this thing ever dies I will replace it with a standard model. My programmable thermostat will more than make up the difference in energy consumption. Good grief! Aside from that, the unit does run quietly most of the time. I can hear it running (it’s in the basement) only when I am in the room directly above it. It generates a nice amount of heat. So, if you are going to keep the thermostat at the same temperature for 24/7, then this model is acceptable.



5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We bought our home 7 years ago with XV90 model uy-r9v (with up air flow) high-efficiency furnace and ac indoor/outdoor units of year 1996. We provided routine maintenance every year. Furnace was never stopped, never had any problem. The key thing in efficiency is the proper installation, and particularly the size and location of the outside inlet and vent terminals (pipes). For the inlet you should use just 6 inch 90 degrees simple elbow (12 inch above the normal expected snow accumulation level). The vent from the wall should go on 90 degrees 12 inch up, and than on 45 degrees elbow should go downward with attached pipe 6 inch minimum. If you have on this side of your house the prevailing windy area in winter, the attached pipe can be longer (10 inch) – to reduce excessive wind pressure and possible nuisance induced Draft Blower Pressure Switch trips.

Oakville, 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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