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Trane gas furnaces review

Trane gas furnaces come with good warranties and are a great choice when it comes to reliability.

Trane gas furnaces review
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Our Verdict

Trane offers plenty of gas furnace options covering a variety of home needs, complete with good warranties. There are a lot of choices at similar price points so you won’t be constrained by your budget.

For

  • Lots of choice
  • Reliable
  • Good warranties

Against

  • Complaints about customer service

Trane is a well-established brand in the world of gas furnaces with a 120-year history. They produce a wide range of gas heaters with a selection of models at most price points, giving homeowners a choice of features depending on their budget.

To compare prices and read about the other brands we’ve reviewed, check out our full guide to the best gas furnaces.  

Trane gas furnaces: Pricing and value 

Trane has eleven gas furnace models that sit within a relatively tight price range for the models on their own, varying between about $1,200 towards the budget end and going up to $2,500 for a premium model. Prices vary a bit more when the installation is included, ranging between an average of $2,400 and $4,200, but this will depend on services available in your area.

Trane categorizes its gas furnaces by AFUE rating, with the more efficient 90%+ models tending to have higher-end features than the lower-rated 80-90% range. Trane’s most efficient model, the XC95M, comes with a really good AFUE rating of 97.3%, which will help lower energy bills, especially in cooler regions. It is one of their priciest models but could offer long-term savings depending on your home and heating needs.

Trane gas furnaces do tend to be a little pricier than the models in our Rheem gas furnaces review, and while Trane gas furnaces do come with good warranties, they’re still not quite as good as Rheem’s warranties.

Trane gas furnaces: Models and choice 

While Trane does have a good range of models, it does still have a smaller range than Goodman, which produces an impressive twenty-eight models. Six of Trane’s eleven models are in the 90%+ plus AFUE category and come with a choice of high-end features, such as modulating and two-stage gas valves and are all ENERGY STAR® certified. Modulating furnaces operate a little like a light dimmer switch, in that they can turn their flame up by small degrees, while single-stage furnaces are more like a simple on/off light switch. Two-stage systems are similar to one-stage ones, but they effectively have an off, low flame, and high flame operation mode. Modulating systems tend to be more energy-efficient.

The models in the 80-90% category tend to come at a lower price-point and have either two-stage or single-stage gas valves. Some models, such as the S8X2, feature a high-efficiency motor for delivering heated air all season.

If you’re looking for good value, the S9X1 is a great option as not only is it an affordable model, but it features an AFUE rating of up to 96% and is ENERGY STAR® certified, but it is a one-stage system, so your home temperature may not be quite as consistent as with a modulating system.

Trane gas furnaces: Features 

Trane gas furnaces come with a wide range of features depending on the model you choose. One of the high-end features is Trane’s Comfort-R solution, which allows the blower of the furnace to gradually increase output as the compressor loads up, removing more moisture from the air and slowly increasing temperature.

For homeowners looking to heat their homes with minimal noise, the S9V2-VS could be a great option. It comes with a Vortica II variable speed blower and a variable speed draft inducer for efficient operation with little noise.

Some models also come with optional CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner, a great option for homeowners with allergies or asthma as this advanced air filtration system will remove dust, pollen, and other irritants from air-conditioned air.

Should you buy a Trane gas furnace?

Trane gas furnaces are a reliable and popular option with many homeowners. With good warranties, they should keep your home heated for years to come, but you might find similar options with better warranties by looking at competitors such as Rheem.