Intro: Air Bender
Summer has come. Some people might choose to stay inside the house with cool air instead of the beach. Talking about air conditioner, direct air flow to the body can cause rheumatism. We should plan well while placing an aircon in a room. We don't have much option for the placement because we should consider the hose and power line to the external machine. Then it must be near the outer wall.
Case One : My dad's room. The aircon is high above and the air flow is directly to his head. Even if the swing door is placed downward, due to the short swing door, the air still goes directly to his head. I can simply stick sushi mats on it. Why sushi mat? It has thin gaps in between, so some air will still pass the mats and most of it will be bent downward. Double tape and two sushi mats solve this problem.
Case Two : My room. The ceiling is lower and my bed is just below the aircon. Even if I set the swing door max to the top, the air flow still hits me due to the large opening area below the swing door. All I need to do is "Bend the air up." Well, we had placed it well before the family grows (more kids) and then we needed to move our bed :D
Step 1: Ingridients
- One or two pairs of suction cups
- My favorite fuel hoses and their partner, 2 millimeter wire.
- One or two plastic sushi mats.
- Tongs and wire cutter.
Step 2: Suction Cups
- Twist your wire around the suction cup holder.
- Slide in the fuel hose.
- Twist the other end of the wire around another suction cup holder.
- Now make another one so we get a pair of this wire with suction cups on their ends.
Step 3: Stick It On
Straight wire is too long for the sushi mat while folding the wire in the middle is too short. Then I make a zig-zag to the wires. Do it with your own style. Stick the suction cup under your aircon. Find a glossy part to stick the suction cups. Stick the other end of suction cups to the mats. Because the mats have gaps, you can't stick it directly. But place some transparent tape under the mats for the suction cups to hold. You can do the same trick on the bottom of the aircon where you stick the suction cups. Shape it curly up so most of the air will flow up to the ceiling. Only a little get down through the mat.
Step 4: Modification
I found another dining table mats that suit my room furniture. They are wider, so I can cover the top and bottom of the wire with a little stitches to hold the lower side of the mats. They are similar to the sushi mats. They are made of thin bamboo and have little gaps in between.
You can try with other materials and other way to stick. Be kindly to share in the comment section ;)