How To Make Your Own Air Conditioner For About $15

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — Is it too hot for you this summer, yet too expensive to crank up your air conditioner?

Well, you’re in luck. You can make your own air conditioner at home for around $15, and have a nice breeze coming in for almost 10 hours.

The “do it yourself” air conditioner can be powered by three possible sources:

  • Solar panel (15 watts)
  • Battery
  • Automobile’s cigarette lighter (12-volt socket)

What you need:

  • PVC pipe
  • Fan (12 VDC, 10 watts, 0.8A)
  • Cooler or a five-gallon bucket
  • Jigsaw or knife (be careful!)

Place the fan face down on the lid, trace the outside of the fan, drill a hole and then take a jigsaw and cut the hole open if you’re using a cooler lid. If you are using a plastic lid or Styrofoam lid, a knife can work just as well. Repeat the same step with the PVC pipe.

Stick a large block of frozen ice or two gallons of frozen bottled water in the cooler, then set the lid with the PVC pipe and the fan on top.

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Take a look at this video, give yourself a little afternoon time for a project, and you are sure to have some nice air conditioning for the majority of the day.



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