How to Make Cheap AC for Cooling Relief

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Whether your air conditioner is on the blink or, perhaps, you just don’t have central air in your home, I’ve got a simple idea for cheap AC.

This tip will give you that cool blast without costing a lot of cold cash!

A simple box fan, or an oscillating fan that you can set to stay in one position, is the first thing you’ll need.

Next, to create ‘cheap ac,’ find a large bowl and fill it with ice. Then, place this bowl in front of the blowing fan and you’ve got yourself a homemade air conditioner!

That’s because it uses the basics of modern air conditioning — at a fraction of the cost. As air blows over the ice, it cools it down considerably, and you get the benefit.

But, of course, if you use this cheap ac alternative over several hours, be prepared to add a little more ice as needed.

Also, while this won’t work to cool down an entire room or an entire house, it’s perfect for individual comfort or small spaces.


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