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    trane furnace comparison

    The Trane XR90 furnace has an Insulated Blower Cabinet and Adaptive Silicon Nitride Hot Surface Igniter, the XB90 does not have either. Is the XB90 quieter and what significance is the Igniter? Also, generally speaking, how much price difference is there between the two models?

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    The silicon nitride hsi is, without a doubt, a lot stronger. The insulated blower compartment will make a small difference. I don't think you can discuss price differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
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    Sorry, I failed to read all rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey83 View Post
    The silicon nitride hsi is, without a doubt, a lot stronger. The insulated blower compartment will make a small difference. I don't think you can discuss price differences.
    That ignitor may be stronger but I think its a 80volt adaptive type. I hate the design and favor regular 120 volt units. Do some post searches on that Trane to see.
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    This doesn't answer your question.... but have you priced a XV95??? With the $1500/30% tax credit, it might actually be cheaper overall than a XR90 or XB90 and much quieter. Of course you need the extra $$$$ up front. The installation costs for all 3 would be the same, unless you upgraded the theremostat for the XV95 to fully use both stages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguy128 View Post
    The installation costs for all 3 would be the same, unless you upgraded the theremostat for the XV95 to fully use both stages.
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    2 stage stats are very cheap. Personally, though, I'd put an VP IAQ on it.

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