Make A Homemade Air Conditioner Using A Cooler, Ice & A Fan

How To Make An Air Conditioner From A Cooler

Image By: desertsun02 Via YouTube

Image By: desertsun02 Via YouTube

If you told me I could convert an old cooler into a full-blown air conditioner, I’m not sure I would believe you. It seems too good to be true!


Well, for once, it isn’t too good to be true. It’s an easy and cheap DIY that actually works, and it’ll solve all the problems this heat is causing.

If that isn’t enticing enough as it is, you’ll never believe how few items you actually need to make this project. You barely need anything! Here are your supplies:

  • ice chest (hard-sided or styrofoam)
  • PVC pipe
  • small fan
  • ice
  • small solar panel (optional), or another power source, such as a battery or automobile cigarette plug

The only “negative” thing about this cooler is the ice, which will melt after 5-10 hours. The best part? You can refreeze that water and use it all over again. Easy!

This cooler works best in semi-dry or dry climates because drier air cools down easier and faster than humid air, but once it works, it truly works.

The DIY air conditioner produces 42°F air in an 80°F room! You get all of the amazing cooling power you’d get from a super expensive A/C unit for cheap.

Check out the video below by desertsun02 and give this DIY a shot yourself. With how hot it’s been lately, it’s the perfect DIY for this time of year!

There’s no need to boil alive in your house anymore. Anyone can have an air conditioner. You can even use a styrofoam cooler to make this DIY even cheaper.

Have a great rest of your summer, and keep cool as best you can. This oughta help!

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Image By: desertsun02 Via YouTube