The Trane Single-Stage XR90 is a popular choice with those looking for basic quality and reliability in their next gas furnace. It doesn’t offer the high-performance features that more expensive models do but that is just fine with many consumers who choose value as their primary consideration. It does offer good energy economy and a price point that won’t break the budget. In this HVAC prices review, Thomas in Garfield Kentucky shares his Trane Single-Stage XR90 gas furnace price with us.
“I thought I’d pass along the price I paid recently for a new furnace since the letters others wrote helped me decide on going with the furnace I chose. Our old furnace had been repaired in each of the last 2 winters so I wasn’t going to wait for it to go out on us again. In August I started researching gas furnace prices and found this site. I narrowed my choice to an American Standard, a Carrier or a Trane, had 3 contractors come out, and then made our decision. The Trane won because of the combination of high efficiency, low cost and the strength of the brand name.
The bid looked like this:
Trane Single-Stage XR90 76,000 Btu gas furnace: $1,330
Removal of old furnace/new furnace installation: $2,385
The installation was higher than a lot of install prices I see on this site. All 3 contractors said that the reason was the need for a lot of sheet metal work as well as adjustments to the exhaust vent from the old furnace so that it could be used for this one.
The first night I ran the furnace in September I awoke to the sound of the basement CO detector going off. I thought it was the smoke detector at first but got down there and realized what it was. I turned off the furnace, opened the basement windows and aired out the place. I called the installer at 7:30 and he came right over. He couldn’t find any cause of a CO leak in the vent but then checked the furnace itself and found a good-sized crack in the connection to the vent. He didn’t know – or didn’t admit it if he did – whether he’d caused the crack or whether it came from the factory like that. He should have caught it either way, IMO. He didn’t have the part and so had to order it next day air. He brought it over about noon the following day and in an hour had everything ship-shape.
The furnace runs well and has saved us significantly on our heating bills. I can’t help but think the CO detector may have saved us a lot more! It goes without saying that I encourage everyone to make sure they have a functioning CO monitor close to their furnace for quick detection!”
Thanks for the letter Thomas, and the reminder to protect our families with a quality CO detector. Contractors will run the furnace after installing it to check it out, but usually not long enough to cause a buildup in carbon monoxide if its leaking. That’s probably why Thomas didn’t discover his problem until the furnace had run for some time. By the way, here are the details on the Trane Single-Stage XR90 gas furnace:
Protect Your Family and your Investment with Quality Installation
Thomas’ letter makes it clear just how important it is to have a qualified contractor with good experience install your furnace. Too much is at stake to have a poor quality job done. Check out your potential contractor thoroughly and call their references when possible. And remember to place a carbon monoxide detector nearby to offer additional protection for your family.