How To Cool A House For 42 Cents A Day – Without A/C
Jennies Garage made this cooling system to save money on his summer electric bill. He used some wood scraps, a pond pump, some evaporative cooler pad, and a box fan to make a working swamp cooler air conditioning unit. It can achieve indoor temperatures that are 20+ degrees lower than outside temps. That is way better than a fan alone can achieve.
Now, I won’t lie, I personally think the cooler looks ugly, but I guess if it lowers your temperature by 20 degrees who cares right? The cooler only uses about 42 cents of electricity a day, if you have a small solar set up you could use that and the whole cooling system wouldn’t cost you a dime a day to run.
Use reclaimed wood from pallets to make the frame so the whole project is very frugal to build which ads to the uniqueness and frugality of this whole project. All in all, I think I am going to be trying this. I will build one for my garage and test there first. I will keep you updated back over on Facebook, keep your eyes out for my pictures when I build it.
Check out the video below to see how to make one too. Thanks to Jennies Garage for making the video and sharing it with us all, the video has over 1 million views. Thats crazy. Last thing, check out the comments on the video too, you always get more info and ideas from other people which make your project go easier and often better than the original.
Have you moved the thermometer away from the window and measured the temperature in other areas of the home?
You just built a swamp cooler. They’ve been around for years. What are you doing to kill all the bacteria built up on the water pads?