DIY Air Conditioner Costs Just $8 And Works Perfectly

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Here comes summer. Are you ready to beat the heat? Where we live, keeping the house cool is usually a matter of leaving the windows open at night and closing them during the day. I realize, not everyone lives in our climate and has that luxury. Air Conditioning Units are expensive and use a lot of power. Portable AC units are less expensive but seem to use just as much power. What is a girl to do on those extremely hot days of summer? Try this DIY home AC Unit of course! (Or sneakily turn the air up when my husband isn’t looking.) The whole thing can be made for about $8.00 and a trip to a hardware shop and grocery store. Sounds like a win.

This ‘airconditioner’ is made from a styrofoam cooler, a small fan, and some dryer vents. You’ll need some ice packs or frozen water bottles too. Really? That’s all? Yup! I can’t wait to see if this works. Has anyone tried it?

Styrofoam Coolers make me think of fishin’ the bayou. If this feels a little redneck for some of you to be placing in the middle of the living room, I suggest you and the kids grab some markers and go crazy decorating your new blank canvas.

The Good Survivalist has 5 other easy ways to make homemade air conditioners. They are all brilliant!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!