Homemade AC Unit

10 Minutes

It is hot, you guys. As in HOT. I am sure everyone can feel it, but being eight months pregnant, having 3 little kids to run after, and living in a house without an AC… Well, boil me to death and let’s just be done with it!
So, what’s a hot mama to do if she does not have $3000 to buy an AC system for her house?
Why, look for a cheaper alternative, of course. As in much much much cheaper, we are talking here.

$20 and change. Yes! That is in the budget.

I watched some cool videos on YouTube for how to make a homemade AC unit and at the end, made up kind of my own simple design that doesn’t require the use of a drill or any power tool. Keep it simple man.
It's easy and quick. No, it won't cool your whole house to a comfortable 70 degrees, but it will cool a small room to the point where you can breathe again. And being able to breathe is important, man, especially if you are pregnant!

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1 question
  • Jane
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Why didn't you just go on swap shop and buy a used window air conditioner, I've gotten several for $20. each. Block off unused portion of house with blankets...worked for years for me! I am blessed now with central air, but for years had to make it work!

    • Rose
      on Oct 1, 2019

      And those things pull your power bill up pretty high.

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  • Lisa Prater
    on Jul 17, 2019

    Several months since you posted this but I've just come across it. This is the best , simplest design I've seen yet. Going to try it now. 100+ days right now & my little a/c cant keep up.


  • Chubby58
    on Jul 20, 2019

    This will work great for a garage. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

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