Hot, muggy, sweltering August heat? No air conditioner? Tapped for cash?
Not everyone is able to run out and purchase an expensive air conditioner for their home. Besides, the operating costs of one are sky-high. We've found that this simple, do-it-yourself solution saves the day when summer heat is melting you.
do-it-yourself air conditioner
what you need:
- a few trays of ice
- shallow container or bowl
- a standard fan
what to do:
1) Place ice in the shallow container. Set container on a low table top.
2) Place fan in front of the ice. Turn fan on. The fan will suck the cool air generated by the ice into the blades and push it out into the room. Refill ice as necessary. We found this technique to work most effectively in a small, enclosed room.
Overall result? A noticeably cooler, ice-chilled room with minimal effort and cost!
For other ways to stay cool naturally check out this article!
All Photos: Liesl & Myles Petersen
Liesl and Myles are from Alberta, Canada. You can also find them on Nest.