Whether you’re AC is on the blink or, perhaps, you just don’t have central air in your home; I’ve got a simple idea that gives you that cool blast without costing a lot of cold cash.
A simple box fan, or an oscillating fan that can be set to stay in one position, is the first thing you’ll need. Next, find a large bowl and fill it with ice. Place this bowl in front of the blowing fan and you’ve got yourself a homemade air conditioner.
As the warm air blows over the ice, it cools it down considerably, and you get the benefit. But, of course, if you use this over several hours, be prepared to add a little more ice as needed.
While this won’t work to cool down an entire room or an entire house, it’s perfect for individual comfort or small spaces.