The Ryan Homes Energy Farce Difference!

 

*Why so many complaints are about Ryan Homes windows? Here's a pictorial of what happens to Ryan Homes windows when the weather turns cold. This starts with a picture of the outdoor temperature and then the indoor temperature a few feet from the window and the temperature in the window sill while the window is closed. All pictures taken at the same date and time +/-10 minutes.

 

Out Door Temperature Outdoor Temperature at 3:15 a.m. Nov 24, 2012
27.1F degree
Indoor temperatures Indoor Temperature "IN" in this photo refers to a location about 3 feet from the window. 65.3 F degrees. Indoor thermostat temp set at 68 F heat <ON>.

Window Sill Temperature "OUT" pictured in this photo refers to the external temperature probe location in the window sill while the window is closed. (probe pictured below)
Window Sill Temperature Probe (Pictured) Location of probe with window closed
Temperature here was 42.1 F
Window opened slightly Window opened. Wondering why bother closing the windows? Well it did make some difference (as pictured below). Also see all the dead bugs trapped in the useless bug screen. Screens are mostly decorative in Ryan Homes windows.
Temperature at sill w/open window Probe Temperature at the window sill "OUT" 36.2 F. It did go down with the window opened about an inch for a few minutes.

"IN" temperature was 51.7 F. The temperature gauge was relocated to just a few inches from the window. The previous photo of the indoor temperature was a few feet away from the window.
One bay window This is three windows that make up one of two bay windows in our living area.

There are seven total ( air leaks) windows in our living area. The electric company loves Ryan Homes around here!

*The devices used in this test are not professional grade measuring instruments. When the remote probe is placed in immediate proximity of the sensor in the digital thermometer, the two <IN> <OUT> temperatures readings showed a variance of +/- 1 degree F maximum.  The external probe was tested to be accurate within .2 F (2 tenths of a degree)