A heat wave is upon us which means many people have their air conditioners on full blast.
However, everyone knows cooling down a home can drive up an electrical bill.
A new do-it-yourself project is picking up some steam and helping people cool down without impacting their wallets.
There are a few different ways to do it, but Eyewitness News tried one that will only cost about $20.
All you need is a Styrofoam cooler, a rubber tube, a small fan, and a bag of ice.
First, cut a hole in the lid of the cooler.
Secure the tube inside the hole.
Then, cut out a hole for the fan and make it a little smaller than the fan cage.
The fan will rest on the top.
Seal it off with some duct tape and dump a bag of ice in the cooler and put the cover on top.
Plug in the fan and enjoy the breeze.
According to Carbonrally.com, the average cost to run a home air conditioner is about $280 per year.
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