TechAffordable DIY air conditioner: Beat the heat with a simple setup

Affordable DIY air conditioner: Beat the heat with a simple setup

Air conditioner
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10:47 AM EDT, July 10, 2024

Although air conditioning is becoming increasingly popular, it is still a luxury few can afford. For those who don't want to or can't spend the money on air conditioning, alternative methods exist to cool their homes during heat waves. Here is a simple and almost free way anyone can use.

High temperatures negatively impact our physical and mental well-being, prompting us to seek ways to protect ourselves. Even after closing windows and covering them with shades, the heat inside the house can still be far from comfortable. While the best solution would be air conditioning, not everyone has permission or the means to install it. In such cases, we have a practical tip for you.

Air conditioning not an option?

When the heat becomes unbearable, many people naturally desire an air conditioner. Some invest in these devices and install them in their homes. However, not everyone can afford it.

Installing an air conditioner in a condo requires formal permission from building management, and the investment is costly. Purchasing the device is just the beginning; there are ongoing operational costs, such as higher electricity bills and maintenance expenses, to prevent bacteria buildup in the air conditioner. When all these expenses are added up, the total cost is significant. We have an excellent solution if you cannot afford such an expense.

How to make a homemade air conditioner

On hot days, you can make a homemade air conditioner yourself. You don't need to be a handyman to do this. All you need is a regular fan and two bowls - a larger one and a smaller one. Fill the giant bowl with cold water and the smaller one with ice cubes. Place the smaller bowl inside the larger one and set this setup in front of the fan. When you turn on the fan, the air passing through this arrangement will become pleasantly cool, creating an effect similar to that of an air conditioner. According to "WP Kobieta":

The resulting air vortex will be much cooler than if we simply turned on the fan. However, remember to regularly change the water and replenish the melted ice cubes.
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