This 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 air conditioner from HouseholdHacker is exactly what you need.

Running an a/c unit during a hot summer can get expensive. Fixing a broken a/c can be expensive too. So, this handy, easy to build a/c unit is just what you need. Plus, you’ll be completely mind blown by how inexpensive it is to setup and how flawlessly it works.

We’re talking 8 bucks cheap. Altogether, the setup is $8 for a Styrofoam cooler and two dryer vents. Told you.

The only caveat is that if you don’t have a small portable fan lying around you will need to buy one, but don’t worry. They’re only like 10 bucks or so.

Trace around the vents

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

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Use a knife to cut out the holes

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Freeze some water bottle or ice packs to stick in

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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)

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