DIY: This $8-Air Conditioner Will Help You Save Money

It’s pretty much a fact that summer season in the Philippines is incredibly hot. People have to endure extremely hot days and uncomfortable nights during this season.

While the use of air conditioner has made summer season much more bearable, not all Filipinos can afford to pay for the electricity it will consume. Moreover, not everyone has the capacity to buy air conditioners, which is considered a luxury in the country’s standard of living.

Household Hacker’s brilliant but cheap innovation might just be the answer to your problem. For only $8, the guys behind Household Hacker were able to build a make-shift conditioner in just a few minutes. It’s an easy DIY project that almost anyone can pull off.

So here are the things that you’ll be needing.

  1. A styrofoam cooler which approximately costs $4.
  2. Dryer vents which approximately costs $2.
  3. An old electric fan that still works.
  4. Frozen water bottles.

Check out their awesome video tutorial below.

Household Hacker claims that the make-shift air conditioner was able to cool down the house from 78 degrees Fahrenheit to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in a couple of hours. Moreover, the frozen water bottles lasted for three to four hours so you definitely have time to make some for replenishment.

Heat Wave Kills More than 2,500  in India

The death toll from the Indian heat wave has risen to 2,500. Around two thirds of the fatalities happened in the southeastern state Andhra Pradesh.

Most of the casualties were labourers forced to work in the heat to put food on the table.

Across the state, doctors and support workers distributed relief materials such as saline solutions and rehydration drinks. They also advised people not to go outside on afternoons.

Meanwhile, M. Sudhir Kumar, a surgeon at Dakkili Primary Healthcare Centre, stated that “deaths are easily avoidable.”

“All they need to do is follow basic precautions like avoiding working in the sun. Not many listen. What can we do? It’s a problem of poverty,” he said.