Little Known Ways to Build Inexpensive Air Conditioners

Little Known Ways to Build Inexpensive Air Conditioners

DIY Air Conditioner – I grew up in California where the summers would get into the triple digits. My husband & I moved to Idaho and bought a home that does not have central air conditioning. I didn’t think it would matter coming from California but as it turns out, hot, no matter how hot, is just miserable! For the summer I live in the basement where it is much cooler. I am on the lookout for creative ideas to keep our home cool so that I am not trapped in the basement. One idea I’ve come across is the DIY Air Conditioner.  These seem to be mostly for tents.  I decide to make one to see if it would cool down in my small home office.   It cost $11 to make because I already had the fan.  It is not pretty but it (along with a stand-up fan) does help my 81-degree office feel like 75 degrees.  It is a nice upgrade if you are just using a small fan to stay cool.  It seems to be useful only if it is directly blowing on me since it has only lowered the room temperature by one degree.  To see the air conditioner I made scroll to the bottom of the page.



4 Different Styles of Air Conditioners 

(click on the pictures below for step-by-step instructions)

1. Portable DIY Air Conditioner You Can Make for $8

DIY Air Conditioner

 See full article at DIY & Crafts

 

2.  DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner $40

DIY Air Conditioner

See full article at eHow

 

3. Tent Cooler 

DIY Air Conditioner

See full article at Off Grid Survival

4. My Homemade Air Conditioner

DIY Air Conditioner


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1 Comment on Little Known Ways to Build Inexpensive Air Conditioners

  1. A good article. It just goes to show “there are more than one way to skin a cat”. I have made and have used several of the designs shown in this post. I have found the larger the ice chest the longer your DIY AC will cool before needing to be “recharged” with ice or frozen water bottles.

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