Chill Out This Summer with a Homemade Air Conditioner

You’re probably still shivering at the thought of this past winter, but the summer heat is right around the corner and with it comes the dreaded high electric costs of cooling your house.

What if there was a cheap, easy-to-make alternative to energy-sucking air conditioners?

The video below shows how to make a non-compressor based air conditioner out of a 5 gallon bucket powered by a small fan.

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Items needed: 
  • 5-gallon bucket with lid
  • Styrofoam liner
  • PVC pipe
  • Small fan
  • Ice
  • Small solar panel (optional)
The inventor of this DIY air conditioner says one frozen gallon jug of water will last 6 hours and will blow cooled air in the mid-40F range using very little or no electricity if you add a small solar panel.

by Jeffrey Green


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