Introduction: How to Make an Air Conditioner From Inexpensive Materials
Dealing with heat indoors would be really difficult if there were no air conditioners. Since, air conditioners are truly the most effective appliances to beat the heat. But air conditioners suffer with an issue. If you have ever had to deal with a power out on a hot summer day (something very common in developing countries) you’d definitely known the importance of keeping cool and the issues an AC confronts.
Not only does using air conditioners become really expensive in areas with frequently power cuts; air conditioners are in themselves pretty expensive to purchase. They are out of reach of college students primarily, who find various alternative, inexpensive ways to keep themselves cool in their dorm rooms.
So, if you are someone who has been looking for an easy way to beat the heat, without burning a deep hole into your pocket – we have discovered a way to help you make your own air conditioner for days when going gets tough and the weather makes it tougher.
Thanks to ingenious minds, here is a way to save money and keep cool. In the article below, we will show you how to make an air conditioner of your own, from dearth cheap stuff which is readily available in stores or often in your own basement.
If you’re handy, there shouldn’t be a problem in following the steps and building one for yourself, but even if you are not handy, with a little assistance and thorough understanding, you will be able to make one of these really cheap and effective DIY air conditioners.
We will begin the step by step guide to building an inexpensive air conditioner from ordinary stuff, by collecting all the things we will require.
Step 1: Material Needed
For the DIY air conditioner you will need:
- 1 plastic box with cap
- 1 small car fan
- 1 small piece of PVC tube
- A 2.5-inch PVC 90 degree elbow
- 1 pipe clamp
- A knife
- PVC glue
Step 2: We Will Begin by Taking the Plastic Box and Attaching a Small Car Fan to It.
Take the plastic box and make a hole onto its cap. The hole should be exactly the size of a car fan that you are going to use. You can also take the help of any local handyman to get holes done for you. Now, simply place the fan upside down in the cut out hole, and attach it to the plastic box with glue.
Step 3: Next Up, Put the Vent in Place
At a little distance from the fan, cut another hole, the size of a PVC elbow, on the cap of the box. Now place the PVC elbow in the specified hole and fasten it up with PVC glue. In case you want more grip, you can use a pipe clamp to secure the PVC elbow. With use of a clamp, the elbow will remain more flexible, and you will be able to twist it to blow air out in any direction.
Step 4: Add Some Ice to the Bucket and You’re Good to Go
Fill the plastic box with ice, attach the fan to a power socket, and there you have your own DIY air conditioner blowing cool air at you.
In case of power out, you can attach the fan to a battery and have the same cool result.
We have seen a few ice chest style air conditioners, and since most of them have been really average, you could definitely argue this DIY air conditioner’s ability to blow out air at a desired temperature.
We can assure that it does blow out air good enough to cool you down for a while on a long hot day. And this DIY air conditioner being the simplest and cheapest of all the DIY AC’s we’ve seen, it’s surely giving a try.