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  1. Building Location and Orientation

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/building-location-and-orientation

    north in the sky than it is in the winter, when the Sun tends to be lower in the southern sky. This ... winter, and will also be relieved from the sun on warm summer days. Patios and decks can also be built ... be situated on the northern side of the house, as they will act as a buffer against cold winter winds ...

  2. Humidity Control

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/air-quality/humidity-control

    Conversely, in winter, with lower humidity, you will feel cooler and dry since water is readily evaporating ... Methods Humidification is normally needed in winter time. Adding moisture to the air tends to be much ... winter. Ensure your home is properly sealed to reduce air infiltration. Use exhaust fans when cooking or ...

  3. Chow Line: Grow your own produce year-round in Ohio

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-grow-your-own-produce-year-round-in-ohio

    my own food in Ohio, even in the winter? You aren’t alone in your desire to take more control over ... recorded a virtual class on how to grow during winter as well as produced an informative article with ... a step-by-step video of how to do so. “Growing over winter is a great way to utilize all four seasons for food ...

  4. Reduced Air Infiltration

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/reduced-air-infiltration

    winter air infiltration can result in warm moist indoor air moving into cold envelope cavities. In either ... through doors, windows, or other openings. It happens in both the summer and winter, but is most prevalent ... in the winter since indoor-outdoor temperature differences are greatest during that time of year. ...

  5. Chow Line: Tips to enjoy holiday meals without packing on the pounds

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/chow-line-tips-enjoy-holiday-meals-without-packing-the-pounds

    enjoy the fall and winter holidays? I’ve already gained several pounds while working from home due to ...

  6. Advanced planning and budgeting: Key to keeping holiday spending in check

    https://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/advanced-planning-and-budgeting-key-keeping-holiday-spending-in-check

    Tracy Turner COLUMBUS, Ohio—With all the expenses that typically occurs during the winter holiday ...

  7. Solar Hot Water

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/renewables/solar-hot-water

    during the summer months than in the winter months due to heat loss to the outside air. Evacuated tube ... In Ohio, these collectors work more efficiently than flat plate collectors during the winter months, ... cost. Due to freezing conditions in Ohio, these systems cannot work in the winter time, so the system ...

  8. 2021 Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Webinar Series

    https://warren.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/southern-ohio-specialty-crop-conference

    and maintain the vines to maximize their fruit production.  We will discuss both summer and winter ... mid-summer and winter pruning.  Finally, we will review those pests that create havoc and chaos for those ...

  9. Windows & Skylights

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/windows-skylights-and-roofs

    is more effective at collecting solar heat during the winter, and may be desired for your passive ...

  10. Passive Solar Heating

    https://greenhome.osu.edu/renewables/passive-solar-heating

    systems. A well designed passive solar heating system will heat your home during winter or morning hours when ...

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