It can be hard to stay cool when the weather gets warm. Luckily, there are tons of ways to save money on cooling costs and keep your home feeling fresh and breezy. One option is a homemade air conditioner that uses just a fan, water, and ice. It’s easy to make, cheap as can be, and can provide hours of relief from the sweltering summer heat.
Steps To Make A Homemade Air Conditioner With Ice And Fan?
This DIY project uses simple household materials and will keep you cool without breaking the bank. You can even make it yourself with very little cost! And when the weather gets hot again next year, just repeat the steps below:
You will need ice cubes, a large plastic container, a small fan and a towel.
You will need:
- Ice cubes. We’re talking a lot of ice. An entire bag or two of ice, maybe even more if you want to make sure it works well.
- A large plastic container that will fit in front of your fan and hold the ice cubes. You can use any kind of plastic container, but I find that one made for food storage works best because it’s durable and has air holes on the bottom so the water from melting ice doesn’t pool up too much and make a mess underneath (not sure about you, but I don’t want my carpet soaked). If you have access to a large Rubbermaid chest freezer without power cords attached (or if yours is broken), these are perfect for this purpose!
- A small fan with an oscillating head so that it can blow air around all sides of your room at once instead just blowing straight up into one corner where all hot air rises naturally anyway (you do not need electricity!). This is especially important when trying to cool down an entire room quickly; otherwise most of what gets cooled would happen near one wall where all those cold winds were blowing against it causing areas farther away become even hotter due to convection currents being generated by this phenomenon happening nearby – which defeats our purpose here entirely!
Position the fan in front of the ice.
The fan should be positioned so that it blows over the ice. This ensures that the cold air is blown down into your room, and will not just be blown around near the ceiling.
There are many ways to position a fan in front of an ice chest, but here are some tips:
- Position your fan underneath the ice chest and blow up. This allows you to use a smaller amount of ice and still cool off a large area.
- Position your fan next to one side of an open-top cooler, blowing out (away from you). This works especially well if there is only half as much water in each side as would normally fit inside an entire cooler (if we were using our example above).
- Position your fan on top of a closed cooler with several inches’ worth of water inside it (so that air will have somewhere to go). Make sure all vents on top have been covered by duct tape or something similar so no moisture can enter through them!
Drape the towel over the ice.
Now, drape the towel over the ice. Make sure it’s large enough to cover all of the ice and that it is not so thick that it blocks air flow. You want a thin towel (or even a cloth) so that air can cool the water in your homemade AC. If you use too thick of a towel, then you’ll create a barrier between your homemade AC and its cooling effect on the room.
It’s important that this doesn’t happen because towels absorb moisture from objects they come into contact with—like when you’re drying off after a shower or washing dishes with wet hands—so if there isn’t enough water flowing from your homemade AC because of too many layers of fabric covering it, you’re going to have problems! This also means making sure there are holes for air movement; otherwise everything gets muggy fast!
Position the fan on top of the towel.
You will need to position the fan on top of the towel. This is because it will blow air towards the ice, helping it melt faster. You should point the fan towards the ice, so that it can blow air over it and cause it to melt faster. You could also point your homemade air conditioner toward yourself or other people in your home, if you want some cool air but don’t want to move around too much yourself!
You should then switch on your fan at low speed and with a low temperature setting (if available). This will cause less noise than if you use a higher speed setting and/or put more cold air into your room without giving any extra heat away elsewhere within its surroundings – which could make things uncomfortable for everyone else who doesn’t have an AC unit installed yet!
This is an easy DIY project you can do at home with very little cost to keep cool in warmer weather.
This is an easy DIY project you can do at home with very little cost to keep cool in warmer weather. It’s a fun project to do with your kids, too.
If you have some extra fans lying around and some ice cubes (or even frozen water bottles), this is a great way to keep cool on those hot summer days when it’s too hot outside or your air conditioner needs repair. You can make it as big as you want, but be sure to add insulation under the fan so that it doesn’t make your ice melt too quickly! This same idea could also be used for cooling rooms or making a refrigerator or freezer (just don’t forget the insulation!).
That’s it! You should now have a makeshift air conditioner to keep you cool until the weather changes. It sounds simple, but it really does work. The ice will make the area around it cooler and the breeze from your fan will disperse this coolness throughout your room or house. If you are using an old fan, try not to put it directly on top of any furniture as this could scratch or damage them. It is advisable not to place your DIY air conditioner too near windows as these can be very hot in summertime!
If you don’t have a fan, just ice, then follow this.