This Awesome DIY Air Conditioner Is So Easy To Build, And Incredibly Effective

If you’re strapped for cash and need a quick way to cool down a room in your house… this cool little DIY AC unit from HouseholdHacker is exactly what you need. The setup will only cost you about $8 for a Styrofoam cooler and two dryer vents. Now, if you don’t have a small portable fan lying around you will need to buy one…. don’t worry though they’re maybe like 10 bucks.


Trace around the vents

Screenshot (154)-Optimized

Trace around the fan. His is square, but a circular one will work fine as well

Screenshot (155)-Optimized

Use a knife to cut out the holes

Screenshot (156)-Optimized

Freeze some water bottle or ice packs to stick in

Screenshot (157)-Optimized

Once you do that, just pop the lid back on and turn your fan on


I made one, but I will actually be using it for backyard use around the pool and grilling out with family. What’s even better is filling it with ice and beer… BOOM! You have a drink cooler and an AC. Let us know what you think and make sure to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t MetaSpoon)

Send this to a friend